Police: LI Man Arrested After Driving Wrong Way On 3 Parkways In Westchester

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man was arrested early Thursday morning after police said he drove the wrong way down three parkways in Westchester County.

Jason Eisenfeld, 34, of Old Bethpage, is charged with reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance, Westchester police said.

Around 2:20 a.m., police say they started receiving 911 calls about a white Volkswagen Jetta heading south in the northbound lanes of the Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle. 

Police said Eisenfeld then headed west in the eastbound lanes of the Cross County Parkway, almost hitting two responding police cars.

He then traveled north in the southbound lanes of the Saw Mill River Parkway before being forced to stop by an officer near Executive Boulevard in Yonkers, police said.

“The signage is pretty clear on the entrances and exits to the highway,” Deputy County Police Commissioner Joe Yasinski told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond. “It’s a dangerous situation, and we’re concerned about it.” 

County Executive Rob Astorino said lawmakers are always looking for ways to improve signage.

A small amount of cocaine was found in his car after his arrest, according to authorities.

Eisenfeld is set to be arraigned later Thursday in Yonkers City Court.

This was the second incident of an alleged wrong way driver in Westchester this week.

On Wednesday, police said several people were hurt after a suspected drunk driver went the wrong way on the Hutchinson River Parkway and collided with another vehicle.

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