Members of the California Highway Patrol have confirmed they arrested a Yuma woman after she was found driving the wrong way down Interstate 8.
According to police records, the 911 emergency center started receiving multiple calls regarding a Mazda that was seen traveling westbound on one of the eastbound lanes. The driver was traveling at speeds of about 50 miles per hour, they said, and the vehicle was placing all other vehicles on the road in severe danger.
Authorities were eventually able to pull her over with the help of the Imperial County Sheriff’s Department.
Once the vehicle was stopped, the 67 year-old driver was asked to step out of her car and undergo a series of field sobriety tests. It was eventually determined that she was likely under the influence of alcohol, which contributed to her dangerous driving escapades.
The suspect was arrested, handcuffed and taken to the Imperial County Jail to be booked. She faces two misdemeanor counts; driving while under the influence and driving the wrong way on a freeway.
Her bail bonds information was not immediately available.
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