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A San Marcos police officer safely stopped a driver who drove 15 miles going the wrong way on northbound I-35 from Buda to San Marcos and charged him with driving while intoxicated.

Police Officer Joyce Bender spotted a vehicle traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-35 around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec .2. Officer Bender was able to safely stop the car and prevent any collisions with the 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by 25-year-old Joseph Gonzales of San Marcos.

Gonzales was arrested for driving while intoxicated and jailed at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center. He was released on bond set at $2,500. A passenger who was asleep in the car was released by police.

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