Wrong way driver arrested for DUI after crash on Highway 44

REDDING, Calif. - Police have areested a driver who crashed while driving the wrong way on Highway 44 in Redding Thursday night.

Justin Isaac, 41 of Mckinleyville, was allegedly driving a Chevy Metro westbound in the eastbound lanes just before 11:00 p.m.

CHP officers said the driver of a CAL FIRE truck spotted the car when it entered the freeway at Airport Road. The Metro missed several oncoming vehicles before hitting a guard rail and rolling over between Shasta View Avenue and Victor Avenue.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Isaac was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but he was not injured. He was then transferred to Shasta County Jail and booked on a DUI charge.

Cal Trans was called to the scene to inspect the bridge over Churn Creek where the car crashed.

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