Woman arrested for driving wrong way on I-64

State Journal staff report Published:

For the second time in less than a week, police arrested someone for driving the wrong way down Interstate 64.

Frankfort police received a complaint about a car “driving erratically” around 7:15 p.m. Saturday on Georgetown Road, according to a press release.

Linda Claus, 70, of Frankfort, was driving the vehicle and exited off Versailles Road onto I-64 traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes.

She allegedly almost struck other vehicles head on, according to a Frankfort Police Department release.

Officer Randy Cummins started traveling east on I-64 when he saw the vehicle. Cummins accelerated ahead, made a u-turn and drove down the centerline of westbound I-64 approaching Claus head on.

Cummins turned his emergency lights and sirens on and Claus pulled over to the shoulder of the highway, according to the release.

Claus is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Shortly after midnight Thursday, Kentucky State Police were dispatched to a driver traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-64 starting near mile marker 65.

Danny Hollingsworth, 32, of Versailles, traveled about eight miles before being stopped by state police.

Hollingsworth 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.

He is currently lodged in Franklin County Regional Jail on a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Franklin District Court Tuesday afternoon.

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  • This is the kind of thing (wanton endangerment, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle) that our Sheriff's Office should be concentrating on, not invading bedrooms fluffing young women's panty drawers looking for their marijuana stash. There are plenty of drunks on our highways that pose a much greater threat to the public safety and welfare than what pot smokers do in their own bedrooms.

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  • The police were heading westbound from the Versailles road onramp. She came up the off ramp heading toward Lexington in the WEST bound lane. My husband and I were coming back from dinner in Lex and honked our horn at her then called 911 when she drove right past, entering the west bound traffic on going east. I'm so glad they got her before she killed someone.