If you were one of the many people who got stuck behind a long line of traffic this morning on Highway 11-17 near Dorion here’s the reason.
Police say it started just after midnight with a driver of a pick-up truck who was travelling in the wrong lane of the four lane divided highway .
Police tried to catch up with him but the driver kept going in the wrong lane.
The driver eventually drove his vehicle into the ditch but became stuck .
Police say threats were were then made to a 9-1-1 operator and the highway was shut down in both directions until the situation was resolved.
A 34 year old Thunder Bay man is charged.
As for the vehicle, it caught fire during negotiations with police and was destroyed.
Charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and arson is Dustin Allan Smith.