Georgia trooper uses PIT maneuver to stop wrong-way driver

A Georgia State Patrol trooper used a PIT maneuver to stop a wrong-way driver on the Downtown Connector early Friday morning.

The Georgia State Patrol says that the trooper took action after the driver got onto I-75-85 at University Avenue heading northbound in a southbound lane.

Medics took the driver to the hospital. His condition was not known as of late Friday afternoon. 

He faces charges of wrong-way driving, reckless driving, and DUI.

The man's name has not been released.

WATCH: FOX 5 Atlanta live news coverage

_____

Sign up for FOX 5 email alerts

Download the FOX 5 Atlanta app for breaking news and weather alerts.