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Sheriff discusses wrong-way drivers

At a press conference last week, Gallatin County Sheriff Dan Springer addressed the recent uptick in wrong-way drivers on Interstate 90.

Springer reported that between 2019 and 2022, an average of 9.5 incidents were reported per year on the I-90 corridor in Gallatin County. Springer said in 2023, 24 incidents were reported, a 152% increase from the previous years, with four of the five drivers contacted by law enforcement being arrested for DUI.

So far, in 2024, there have been 17 reports of wrong-way drivers, with three of the four contacted arrested for DUI. The disturbing recent string of i...