Troopers: Man in custody after driving wrong way on I-485, fighting police

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A wrong-way driver who police said was may have been under the influence of drugs crashed on Interstate 485 on Thursday morning, causing major traffic issues near University City.

The crash happened shortly before noon on I-485 at Harrisburg Road.

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Troopers said the driver, a man in a black Dodge Charger, was spotted driving the wrong way on the interstate before spinning out near Rocky River Road.

After spinning out, troopers said they tried to stop the driver, but he took off, leading them on a high-speed chase.

Authorities said they had to use a pursuit intervention technique to end the dangerous situation near the Harrisburg Road exit.

Troopers said the man tried to fight them when he got out of the car and that he may have been under the influence of drugs.

Officials said they were able to arrest the man, and he was taken to a hospital.

Troopers said no innocent bystanders were injured in the crash.

Traffic was down to one lane while officials investigated the crash, which caused delays, but all lanes later reopened.

The driver’s name has not been released. Channel 9 is asking officials what charges he’ll face.

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