A wrong way driver arrested near Atascadero Saturday morning. The CHP arrested the man driving the wrong way on highway 101.
The driver reportedly entered the freeway from state route 58 near Santa Margarita he was driving north in the southbound lanes on 101.
CHP officers were positioned to stop southbound freeway traffic to avoid a head-on collision, but Atascadero police intercepted the driver near the Santa Barbara road exit.
Officials say the man got out of the car and told police he was under the influence.