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Police seize license of wrong-way driver on Gold Star Bridge

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New London — Police seized a man's driver's license after they said he was found driving in the wrong direction on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge on Sunday morning in New London.

The 81-year-old man from Ledyard was found driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 on the bridge after entering the highway the wrong way from Route 184 about 10:30 a.m., according to Connecticut State Police at Troop E in Montville. Police did not release his name.

The man realized he was driving the wrong way, police said, and crossed all lanes of traffic to get onto the shoulder.

State police received reports of the wrong-way driver and responded to the highway, where they helped the driver stop and turn around on the shoulder, police said.

The man was picked up from the scene by his daughter and his driver's license was seized pending a driving test with the state Department of Motor Vehicles, police said. He has not been charged.

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