Rhode Island

R.I. Man Charged with Driving Wrong Way on Highway

A 53-year-old Rhode Island man faces numerous traffic charges and one count of drunken driving after he drove the wrong-way on Route 25 in Bourne this morning, according to police.

Scott Koziol of Rumford was arrested after his 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck struck a police cruiser, which was positioned in front of the truck to protect oncoming traffic from a collision. The truck rolled into the front bumper of the cruiser, causing minor damage.

No injuries were reported.

Police said they arrested the driver at about 12:05 a.m. They were initially alerted of the erratic driving in the area of the Bourne Rotary. Police said Koziol was spotted on Route 25 East by Trooper Jeremy Lockwood, who attempted to stop the truck.

Police said the Koziol ignored the cruiser and continued on. Koziol got a second opportunity to stop the truck as it crossed back over to the roadway and was able to stop the truck.

Koziol was released on $40 bail. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Wareham District Court Monday on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a vehicle, and a marked-lanes violation.

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