Police say an officer was forced to put himself in a dangerous situation to stop a wrong-way driver on the interstate early Wednesday morning.
The officer had to jump onto I-25 after the driver allegedly wouldn't stop, and while avoiding semi-trucks and other oncoming vehicles, speed after him.
Police tell 11 News the officer had to travel in the wrong-way direction at least five minutes to catch up to the driver.
Officers were first notified around 2:40 a.m. about a driver speeding northbound in the southbound lanes, near the South Academy exit (exit 139). An officer first tried driving parallel to the vehicle to get the driver's attention, but police say when that didn't work, the other officer was forced to chase after him.
When the officer caught up to the driver, he says the driver was surprised to be in Colorado Springs--he thought he was in Denver.
The driver, identified as Alexander Nicoulin, has been charged with DUI.
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