Sylvania Police say they plan
to honor an ODOT plow driver who took action to stop an allegedly drunk driver
traveling the wrong way on the highway, even though the driver says he was just
doing his job.
Police say plow driver George
Seambos was turning around in the median of US 23 near the Ohio Michigan state
line just after 2 a.m. Saturday when he saw a car going the wrong way in the
"[There were] so many things
running through my head," Seambos said. "Do I let him get around me? Do I block
him? I mean, if I would have pulled off, he could have hit the guy behind me."
Seambos pulled into the road,
forced the driver to turn around, and then followed him off the highway, took
the keys from his car at a stop light and called 911.
"The light turned green and
he didn't move," he explained. "I thought, ‘I can't let this guy go on any
further, he almost killed me or killed someone in a head-on collision.'"
Despite putting himself in
potential danger, Seambos says he was just doing his job: keeping the roads
safe for drivers.
"I'd probably do it again,
like I said that's what I'm there to do, and I feel good about myself knowing I
saved him or saved the next family that was behind him," said Seambos.
The accused wrong-way driver,
65-year-old Dennis Zika, has been charged with OVI.
Monday, June 17 2013 9:22 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:22:37 GMT
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