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Car travels eight miles wrong way on Pennsylvania Turnpike

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Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, 9:42 p.m.

A speeding motorist who appeared to be intoxicated traveled about eight miles the wrong way on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Donegal before being stopped, state police said Friday night.

Motorists began calling state police at 8:52 p.m. about the car traveling west in the eastbound lanes. The car was stopped six minutes later by turnpike maintenance workers, state police said. It was not immediately known how the man was stopped.

There were no reports of any crashes because of the incident. The man was taken by police for drug and alcohol testing.

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