Driver Charged with DUI

Minutes after a report of an erratic driver on the interstate west of Meridian Thursday, the vehicle involved collided with an 18-wheeler near the mall exit in Meridian.

Police say the driver, James J. Porter of Georgia, tried to pass the big rig on the left, while the truck was in the left-hand lane.

Porter's Pontiac Trans Am hit the median wall and the rear of the truck.

Porter was later charged with first offense DUI. No one was hurt in the wreck.