CHARLOTTE, NC - Two cars collided head-on after a driver went the wrong way down I-77 early Monday morning.
Police say this wasn’t the first time Herbert Phillips, the driver responsible for this wreck was involved in this sort of incident.
Many drivers spotted a car driving the wrong-way down I-77, near the Clanton Road exit, around 12:30am.
The State Highway Patrol said the driver, Herbert Phillips, made it about five miles, traveling southbound in the northbound lanes between Clanton and Tyvola Roads.
Witnesses followed the man with police on the phone, keeping them posted on the wrong-way-driver’s location.
He finally collided head-on with another car.
Medics took the victim to the hospital, with what police describe as cuts and bruises. Phillips was tended to by EMT on the scene. He was eventually taken to Carolinas Medical Center after taking a breathalyzer test.
The trooper in charge of the investigation says Phillips caused a similar, wrong-way crash in the past.
He is charged with DWI, driving with a revoked license, careless and reckless driving and driving the wrong way.
The driver of the other car is accused of not wearing a seatbelt and having the wrong license plates on his car.
I-77 was closed for close to an hour while wrecker crews removed both cars from the scene.