Police: Officers had to move out of the way of wrong way interstate driver

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Published: Dec. 26, 2022 at 9:02 AM EST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police say a drunk driver went the wrong way on I-69.

It happened around 1:40 a.m. Christmas day.

Police say 34-year-old Junior Altine drove towards them head on, but they were able to get out of the way then pull him over.

They say he could not provide insurance and didn’t have a license.

Police say they could see a beer can and vodka bottle in the car. They say Altine failed field sobriety tests.

Officers say he resisted arrest and would not take a blood alcohol test.

Altine has a prior OMVWI conviction.

Jail staff say a mug shot is not available because of Altine’s intoxication.