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Cops rescue wrong-way LIE driver, Nassau police say

A man was issued numerous summonses Saturday morning after driving his vehicle the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway for six exits, Nassau County police said.

A witness called police about 7 a.m. to report a red Honda traveling west in the eastbound lanes, police said in a news release.

Officers from Nassau County, Old Westbury and Lake Success began searching for the vehicle and happened upon it in the HOV lane at Exit 36, Searingtown Road near Roslyn, police said.

“The motorist was evaluated by Highway Patrol Officers and it was deemed he was not impaired by alcohol or drugs,” the news release states.

The unidentified driver, 21, told police that he took a wrong entranceway and got onto the LIE at Exit 43 near Jericho “by mistake” and “became scared when he realized” it, police said.

He was issued several vehicle and traffic law violation summonses and released from the scene.

No injuries or crashes were reported.

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