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VIDEO: Florida driver recorded going wrong way on stretch of Highway 27 in Clermont

Driver won't face charges
Posted: 7:25 AM, May 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-02 11:46:07Z
VIDEO: Florida driver recorded going wrong way

(WESH/NBC) - There were some scary moments Monday morning in Central Florida when a driver was caught on camera traveling a sport-utility vehicle in the wrong direction.

Video recorded by another driver shows the sport-utility driver heading into on-coming traffic on U.S. 27 in Clermont. 

"I'm like flabbergasted, mind blown that this man made no attempt to correct his mistake, get over," said Savannah Fox, the 19-year-old driver who recorded the video.

Fox recorded the wrong-way driver on her phone for almost two miles.

Drivers who were almost hit by the on-coming SUV called 911, including two women with kids in their cars!

"I'm a case worker for DCF, and I have children in the car with me. I just needed to report this," said one 911 caller. 

"He is in the middle of traffic, driving the wrong way, while everybody else is driving the other way," said another 911 caller.

The SUV driver finally stopped at a light where Fox confronted him.

"What are you doing? Roll your window down. You're on the wrong side of the road! Are you stupid?" Fox said to the driver.

She claims the driver rolled down his window and appeared to her to be fine. When the light changed, he turned down another street. Police later tracked the driver to his home in Clermont.

"He had no recollection of the video upon viewing. They actually showed it to the individual and he had no recollection of the incident, which kind of shows some kind of medical issue at the time," said Clermont Police Sgt. Malcolm Draper.  

Police said the man has a medical condition that can cause his blood sugar to drop and memory loss.

Officers did not file any charges against the driver but instead referred him to state officials for what's called a "driver re-evaluation." This means, for now, he can continue to drive.

Courtesy WESH via NBC News Channel