EUGENE (AP) — A 75-year-old Eugene man blamed for a wrong-way fatality on Interstate 105 was arraigned Wednesday in a Lane County Jail courtroom on manslaughter and drunken driving charges.

Police say Eldridge McCoy Maready’s three-quarter-ton pickup truck was going the wrong direction on the freeway Tuesday night near the Willamette River bridge when it collided with a subcompact, killing 53-year-old Gerald Taylor Brooks of Florence.

A police spokesman told The Register Guard Maready was significantly impaired by alcohol. He was treated for minor injuries and jailed.

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