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UPDATE: Multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 153 cleared

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UPDATE: Alcohol may be to blame in a wrong way crash that sent three people to the hospital Thursday morning.

Chattanooga Police were called to 100 Highway 153 shortly after 2 a.m. on reports of a crash involving multiple vehicles.

According to arrest reports, the driver of a black Jeep Patriot entered Highway 153 from East Brainerd Rd. traveling the wrong way. The Jeep struck a white Dodge Ram head on and resulted in a secondary crash with a motorcycle.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, the motorcycle and a passenger riding in the Jeep were all taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police charged the driver of the Jeep, 25 year-old Bradford Bailey, with driving under the influence following a failed field sobriety test. He is also facing charges of reckless endangerment, driving the wrong direction, failure to use due care and driving without a proper driver’s license.

Bailey is being held at the Hamilton County Jail on a $9,000 bond. He’s due in court on the charges on July 28.

PREVIOUS STORY: Officials say the scene of the crash has now been cleared.

PREVIOUS STORY: Emergency crews are working to clear a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 153 at I-75.

It happened around 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

Officials say two cars and a motorcycle were involved in the crash. 

The entrance ramp is temporarily closed.

Three people were transported to a local hospital, but there is no word yet on their condition at this time.

Stick with Channel 3 as we work to bring you the latest on this developing story.

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