The alarmed police stopped the dangerous journey of the senior citizen (symbolic image). © Patrick Seeger/dpa
This trip could have ended badly: An 87-year-old got into the oncoming lane several times on the federal highway 23 near Grainau. The police stopped the kamikaze course. In the end, the senior voluntarily surrendered his driver's license.
On Sunday evening (4 June), the road user from Baden-Württemberg was responsible for several driving manoeuvres, some of which were dangerous to the public. The 87-year-old drove his Audi A18 on federal highway 3 near Grainau at around 23 p.m. According to witnesses, the elderly gentleman got into the oncoming lane several times so much that oncoming road users had to swerve and brake. According to the police, it was pure coincidence that no one came in a curve area where the pensioner drove completely to the other side. Otherwise, a head-on collision would have been very likely. The wild ride was finally ended by alarmed police forces. The man's vehicle keys were seized, and he handed over his driver's license to the officers himself after being told how dangerous his behavior was. The Garmisch-Partenkirchen police inspectorate (telephone 0 88 21/91 70) is now looking for further witnesses and possibly injured parties.