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Tense moments on Glacier Park's Sun Road as man crashes into stone wall

| September 12, 2022 12:10 PM

Glacier National Park rangers had some tense moments Friday night on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Rangers received multiple reports about 9 p.m. of an unsafe driver beginning at Sprague Creek campground on the twisting and dangerous highway.

He drove up the road and struck the guard wall at the Loop and at Big Bend and then drove to Logan Pass, where he turned around and crashed near the Weeping Wall, which is just below Big Bend.

According to a video provided to the Hungry Horse News from another motorist, the man, who appears disoriented, gets out of the car and is wobbling around on foot. Rangers drew their weapons as it appeared he didn’t comply with orders to get on the ground.

Rangers later tackle him from behind as he walks away from them and is taken into custody.

The entire incident took about four minutes, but traffic was delayed about an hour.

The name of the man was not immediately available and the incident remains under investigation, park spokeswoman Brandy Burke said.

“We’d like to thank the public for reporting the unsafe driver and being patient as law enforcement got the scene under control,” said spokeswoman Brandy Burke.

There were no reports of injuries in the crash.

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