Video captures driver going wrong way on Stevenson Expressway in Burr Ridge

Indiana man charged with DUI

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, September 3, 2021
VIDEO: Driver goes wrong way on I-55 in Burr Ridge
An Indiana man charged after he's stopped for driving the wrong way on I-55.

BURR RIDGE, Ill. (WLS) -- A wrong-way driver on the Stevenson Expressway was captured on video Friday morning.

Illinois State Police said they received multiple calls about a driver going northbound in the southbound lanes of I-55 near Kingery Highway in Burr Ridge just before 2 a.m.

The person who shot the video said several drivers swerved to get out of the way.

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Police did manage to stop the wrong-way driver, who was taken into custody. Burr Ridge police said 38-year-old Nigel E. Dennis of Munster, Indiana was charged with DUI and other traffic and vehicle violations. Police said Dennis' blood alcohol level was .243.

It is not known how long the driver was going the wrong way or where they entered the expressway.