Man charged with DWI after driving wrong way on I-81 in Homer

HOMER, N.Y. — A Madison County man was charged with driving while intoxicated after traveling the wrong way on Interstate 81 in Cortland County on Friday, according to New York State Police.

Shortly before 8 p.m., police received a 911 report of a vehicle being driven southbound in the northbound lane of I-81 in the town of Homer.

The driver was identified as Anthony H. Romano, 58, of Chittenango, N.Y.

Anthony Romano

Anthony Romano

Romano was arrested and charged with misdemeanors of driving while intoxicated with a B.A.C. result of .09%, reckless driving and several other traffic violations.

He was ordered to appear in Homer Town Court on July 12.