A Kaysville, UT, officer used his SUV to stop a wrong-way driver on I-15 early Friday morning. (Photo: Utah Highway Patrol) -

A Kaysville, UT, officer used his SUV to stop a wrong-way driver on I-15 early Friday morning. (Photo: Utah Highway Patrol)

A Kaysville, UT, police officer risked his life early Friday morning when he intentionally crashed his patrol vehicle into a wrong-way DUI driver on I-15.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the incident began about 2 a.m., when the impaired driver entered the highway, heading north in the southbound lanes of traffic.

The driver then continued driving in the wrong direction from Salt Lake City to Farmington in the HOV lane, UHP says.

Troopers and Kaysville police were coordinating efforts to stop the driver when Kaysville Police Officer K. Delos Santos hit and disabled the oncoming vehicle, bringing it to a stop.

“Both the driver and Officer Delos Santos were uninjured but taken to the hospital as a precaution,” Kaysville PD told Gephardt Daily.

“After further investigation the driver was arrested for DUI,” Kaysville PD said. “Testing revealed his blood alcohol content was 4x the legal limit."

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