Efringen-Kirchen (dpa/lsw) - A wrong-way driver obstructed traffic on Autobahn 5 in Efringen-Kirchen (Lörrach district) and ignored several stop signals. According to the police, the 49-year-old driver was drunk on Thursday morning.
On Thursday night, surveillance cameras on the Autobahn in Weil am Rhein showed the man driving his car on the A5 in the wrong direction. The man ignored the stop signs of a customs patrol who happened to be on the road.
Several patrols of the responsible police were also ignored by the wrong-way driver. Again and again the drunk endangered the traffic - fortunately there were no accidents. The man was finally stopped at the Efringen-Kirchen exit. A breath alcohol test showed 1.2 per thousand.