Michigan police officer uses patrol car to stop wrong-way driver

A Michigan police officer was in the right place at the right time Thursday to stop a sleeping driver headed the wrong way down a major highway.

The Wyoming Police Department told FOX17 that Officer Tony Jacob was driving on U.S. 131 around 2:45 a.m. when he spotted the vehicle.

Wyoming Police Officer Tony Jacob used his patrol car to nudge another vehicle to get it to stop.

Wyoming Police Officer Tony Jacob used his patrol car to nudge another vehicle to get it to stop. (Wyoming Police Department)

Lt. Eric Wiler told FOX17 that without Jacob's quick actions, the wrong-way vehicle "most certainly would have hit another vehicle head-on."

The driver, who reportedly hadn't slept for 40 hours, was cited for reckless driving.

Wyoming Police said no one was injured during the incident, and that it should serve as a reminder about the dangers of drowsy driving.