Man drives 8 miles wrong way on I-64

State Journal Staff Report, Published:

State police arrested a man early Thursday morning for driving the wrong way on Interstate 64.

Danny Hollingsworth, 32, of Versailles, is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle and four other traffic offenses.

Hollingsworth allegedly drove westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-64 starting near mile marker 65 in Woodford County shortly after midnight.

The interstate exit in east Frankfort is mile marker 58.

A state police trooper stopped Hollingsworth by also driving the wrong way, getting in front of him and braking. Hollingsworth hit the rear end of the state police vehicle, which brought his vehicle to a stop.

He allegedly traveled 8 miles before being stopped.

Hollingsworth is lodged in Franklin County Regional Jail on a $13,726 bond.

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  • I bet he was texting. (/sarcasm)

  • Thanks, Steve. Good to know our resuscitative efforts on our language are not in vain. ;)

  • Thank goodness he was stopped. This scenario is so similar to an event one year ago on I75 where a wrong way driver hit a car with 5 soroity sisters from BGSU near Bowling Green Ohio. Troopers tried to stop her - she passed a trooper, he turned around and chased her. Ten seconds after the wrong way driver passed him, she crashed head on into the soroity sisters car. Two died instantly, one died at the hospital and two were critically injured and endured months of hospitalization and therapy. The wrong way driver also died.

  • Gee, you people are SO picky. There, it's fixed. :o)

  • Thank goodness that trooper was around and able to "break" in front of the vehicle. No way to count how many could have been hurt or killed.

  • "A state police trooper stopped Hollingsworth by also driving the wrong way, getting in front of him and breaking" BRAKING*