A Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged with drunken driving and going the wrong way on the Meadowbrook Parkway, State Police said.
Troopers were dispatched to the Meadowbrook Saturday morning at 1:31 for a driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes. Just south of the Southern State Parkway exit, police said, a blue Chrysler Pacifica was seen going northbound.
The troopers tried to stop the vehicle from the northbound lane, using their overhead lights, siren and a spotlight, police said. Troopers then went to the next turn around, halted southbound traffic, and then were able to stop the driver in the Pacifica.
The driver, Todd Follins, 48, of 10th St., Brooklyn, had bloodshot, watery eyes, smelled of alcohol and was unable to keep his balance when exiting the vehicle, police said. Follins provided a breathalyzer sample of .22 percent, police said, which is over the .08 legal limit.
Follins has been charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and several vehicle and traffic violations, police said.
He was released on $3,000 bond or $1,500 cash and is due back in court on Tuesday.