PORTLAND — The state trooper who deliberately crashed into a wrong-way driver Friday on Interstate 295 to prevent him from hitting other vehicles has also been involved in many other high-profile I-295 incidents.

In 2010, Maine State Trooper Douglas Cropper, a former college football player, tackled and arrested a man who first fled by car and then on foot on I-295 after failing to stop for a police check.

In 2005, Cropper chased a driver who sped up to 130 miles per hour on I-295 before arresting the man at a South Portland restaurant.

On Friday, in heavy traffic, Cropper stopped an elderly man from getting onto Tukey’s Bridge shortly after 4 p.m. by positioning his cruiser to block the lane the wrong-way driver was using.

Neither he nor the driver, Kenneth Gill, 88, of Scarborough were hurt. Gill was not charged in the incident.

This story will be updated.