Wrong-way driver on S. MoPac charged with DWI

Mitchell Rivera was arrested on suspicion of DWI. (APD)
Mitchell Rivera was arrested on suspicion of DWI. (APD)

AUSTIN (KXAN) —  A man who police say drove the wrong way on South MoPac and caused a crash over the weekend was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to an arrest affidavit.

According to the court documents, Mitchell Rivera, 32, was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of South MoPac near William Cannon around just before 2:30 a.m. on Saturday when he collided with a vehicle traveling southbound. When the officer arrived at the scene of the crash, both drivers were standing outside and talking to each other.

Rivera “freely acknowledge driving the wrong way,” continued in the affidavit. The court documents go on to indicate Rivera drank four 12 oz. beers and two shots. Rivera does have a previous DWI conviction from 2010.

Rivera was booked and released from the Travis County Jail on a $5,000 bond. The judge also said he would have to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle.

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