Dramatic dash cam video released of officer stopping wrong-way driver

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WKRN) – Brentwood police released dramatic video of an officer colliding head-on to stop a driver going the wrong way on Interstate 65 last week.

Officer Cliff Thompson
Officer Cliff Thompson

The dash cam video shows Officer Cliff Thompson pull directly into Sandra Sharpe’s lane in order to stop her and possibly save other lives.

It happened on March 26 around 3:30 a.m. on I-65 North.

Brentwood police received a call from Metro police alerting them off the wrong-way driver.

Officer Thompson turned on his emergency lights and waited for 59-year-old Sharpe to get close, and when she did, he used his own car to stop her.

Sharpe was reportedly travelling 25 to 30 mph at the time.

Both she and Thompson were transported to Williamson Medical Center where they were treated and released for minor injuries.

Brentwood police said Tuesday the incident remains under investigation. Any potential criminal charges are pending the outcome.

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