How would you react if you saw headlights coming right at you from a car traveling the wrong direction?
A dash camera photo shows the moment a Waterford police officer had to make that decision Sunday night.
Police said the officer spotted the car traveling north in the southbound lanes of Route 32 in Quaker Hill around 11 p.m. The officer approached with lights and sirens to try to stop the car and prevent what could have become a catastrophic wrong-way crash at a high speed.
The driver was arrested and charged with operating under the influence. Police say the driver’s blood alcohol content was .18, which is well above the state limit of .08.
Police said the photo should serve as a reminder of the dangers of impaired driving. They urge the public to call for a ride rather than risk arrest or worse, a deadly crash.