A red Corvette was driving north in a southbound lane.

JACKSON TWP.  A trooper with the Ohio Highway Patrol's Canton post used his vehicle to stop a wrong way driver Thursday on Interstate 77, investigators said.

The driver of the red 2011 Chevrolet Corvette later was charged with drunken driving.

According to a statement from the Highway Patrol:

The driver was going north in a southbound lane of I-77 around noon. Several 911 callers spotted the vehicle near the Fulton Road exit.

To prevent a potential serious wreck, the trooper stopped in the path of the Corvette near the Portage Street NW exit, disabling it.

The motorist was identified as a 62-year-old North Canton man. He was charged with operating a vehicle impaired, reckless operation, divided roadways and not wearing a seat belt. 

The trooper was not injured.

The North Canton man was taken to Aultman Hospital with minor injuries, and both the car and the trooper's cruiser were towed from the scene.