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Man arrested near Batavia after driving the wrong way on the Thruway

A man who drove the wrong way on the Thruway near Batavia, narrowly missing several other vehicles, has been arrested.

Police responded to multiple reports of a driver going eastbound in the westbound lane on Thursday around 2 a.m.

Pietro Russo, 46, was charged with aggravated DWI after he crossed over a grassy median and continued east before suddenly stopping.


His blood alcohol content was .22 percent.

He was given an appearance ticket and will reappear in the Town of LeRoy Court in October.



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