When a trooper arrived, “he noticed that the driver was very disoriented and smelled of intoxicants,” according to police.
“It was something that nobody would really wanna see.”
Michigan State Police handled more than 100 accidents in just a two hour stretch on Wednesday.
The perpetrator wrote on the east bound side of the wall near the Columbia Street overpass in the city of Redford.
It’s not what motorists are used to seeing, but officials say it’s correct.
Police say the vehicle left the roadway, struck a bridge and almost immediately erupted in flames.
The months-long rebuilding project concluded two weeks ahead of schedule between Telegraph and Newburgh Road.
The Jeffries Freeway (I-96) from Newburgh Road to Telegraph — re-opened Monday at 5:00 a.m., some three weeks early.
“Tomorrow for rush hour I-96 will be open all the way,” reported Governor Rick Snyder.
Officials are inviting all metro Detroit residents to walk, run, bike or skateboard down a reconstructed stretch of I-96 before cars are allowed to hit the road.