New Jersey State Police and Port Authority officers prevented possible tragedy when a car was spotted going in the wrong direction on Route 78. Multiple motorists reported the incident, which resulted in the arrest of a New York resident. The incident happened near Newark International Airport just before daylight on April 8th.
State officers were dispatched to the area after receiving reports of a sedan driving against traffic in the left lane of Route 78 in the vicinity of mile marker 58. Before they arrived, Port Authority police had observed and stopped the vehicle. According to reports, a 48-year-old male resident of Queens was stopped without incident, but officers quickly realized he was possibly intoxicated. In addition to the illegal driving, the man smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. His arrest report indicates that he failed other field sobriety tests.