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Man arrested after driving wrong way on Highway 218

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Iowa City police arrested a man early Monday morning after they say he was drunk and driving the wrong way on Highway 218.

Steven Emmert, of North Liberty, now faces multiple charges.

Officers responded just before 1 a.m. Monday to Highway 218 after getting reports of a driver heading north in the southbound lanes near mile marker 88.

Officers say multiple squad cars had lights and sirens going but the driver kept going. Eventually, the driver was forced to stop when an officer pulled in front of him.

Police took the man into custody. A preliminary breath test showed the he had a blood alcohol level of nearly three times the legal limit.

Emmert has been charged with Interference with Official Acts, Eluding, and Operating While Under the Influence.

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