2007_10_beltparkway.jpgEarly Sunday morning, an 86-year-old man was found driving in the opposite direction as traffic on the Belt Parkway. Luckily no one was hurt, but the highway patrol had to divert traffic in order to stop Bernard Hummel.

The Connecticut resident had been reported missing from his home the day before. The Post reports that Hummell suffers from Alzheimer's and "wanted to drive his wife, Anna, to the Connecticut shore." He left home - without Anna - at 11:30AM and was found around 3:30AM on the Belt, probably making a wrong turn at 1-84. No charges were filed against Hummell.

There's a debate about whether older drivers should be tested at a certain age. Here are some tips about dealing with older drivers and the NY State Department of Aging has suggestions for helping an elderly driver cope with not driving. And if you were wondering, if you drive the wrong way on a one-way street by accident - even for a few feet - you're still subject to a summons.