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Monday, August 26, 2019

Newport Police stop woman on shopping scooter going wrong way on I-471

If you were driving along I-471 southbound this afternoon at around 1:00 p.m., you may have seen something that made you do a double take.

Newport Police say they stopped a women on a shopping scooter heading northbound in the southbound lane.

According to Lt. Paul Kunkel, the woman was leaving the Kroger Marketplace at Newport Pavilion. She was heading across the river when Campbell County Dispatch starting receiving multiple calls looking out for her well-being.

She was not harmed and police said she will not be charged.

Police called Newport Public Works to bring a pickup truck to bring the scooter back to Kroger.

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