Driver Caught On Video Driving Wrong Way On Causeway Bridge [Watch]
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge is the longest bridge over water in the world. It's also, like any bridge, one that you don't want to head down the wrong way. That's not what motorists found at 4:30 Saturday morning.
According to Facebook user Jake Ruby, who captured video of the incident:
4:30 this morning a car entered the northbound bridge of the causeway headed south at the same time I went through the toll booth. I stopped videoing when we approached the first crossover where police tried to stop the car but he blew through and continued on.
In the video, you can see the taillights of the offending vehicle heading south on the northbound side of the bridge.
WWL found a report that identified the driver as 23-year-old Elena Svob. The report stated that the vehicle was traveling at 63 mph, and an attempt was made to stop at the first crossover after entering the causeway. The officer didn't see the vehicle slowing down, so chose to move out of the way to avoid a crash.
Spike strips were deployed at the second crossover, where the vehicle hit them, flattening at least two tires. The vehicle kept going a short distance until officers boxed the vehicle in to bring it to a stop. The report stated that an officer "observed glassy, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and swaying." The officer also detected a "strong odor of alcoholic beverage."