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Man accused of driving wrong way on Highway 417

An Ottawa man is facing several charges after he was caught allegedly driving the wrong way on Highway 417.

An Ottawa man is facing several charges after he was caught allegedly driving the wrong way on Highway 417.

The OPP were alerted of a motorist driving west in the eastbound lanes of Highway 417 just before midnight on Saturday night.

Police say that two separate cruisers were nearly hit by the vehicle — one near Carling Avenue, the other near Maitland Avenue.

Officers were able to get the vehicle to stop safely.

The 22-year-old driver has been charged with four criminal counts including impaired driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.