Wrong way driver stopped in Columbia

Local police responded about 7:45 a.m. Sunday after a white Chevy Malibu driven by an 89-year-old male was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 3 from Waterloo to Columbia

Fortunately, the vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Route 3 and South Main Street in Columbia a few minutes later, after which police and EMS checked on the driver.

Columbia police used spike strips at Route 158 and again at Hill Castle Lane in an effort to slow the vehicle, which was successful.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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