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Wrong Way on the Highway

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 10:47 PM CDT
A man in his 80s, who drove his car and camper for more than seven miles in the wrong direction along a busy motorway in Australia, has had his license taken away, his lawyer said.

Closed-circuit television footage of the incident in February 2012 showed Ronald Jackson driving against head-on traffic in Melbourne.

Operators of the Citylink Toll Road said they closed the fast lane to oncoming traffic, and one of its vehicles tried to stop Jackson.

Jackson's lawyer, Peter Flynn, said his client's only previous offense was a single speeding ticket nearly 30 years earlier.

Flynn said Jackson had unknowingly suffered a stroke in the lead up to the incident which could have caused his confusion.

The court also head that the man had held his license for 63 years and had passed a driver refresher course not long before the incident. Despite the testimony, the license was pulled.Wrong Way on the Highway


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