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Madison woman arrested for drunk driving

MADISON (WKOW) -- An intoxicated driver going the wrong way was arrested after nearly hitting a State Trooper and several other cars early Sunday.

According to a Facebook post from the Wisconsin State Patrol, the incident began after they received reports of a wrong-way driver going eastbound in the westbound lanes of Highway 12/18 near Madison around 4:40 a.m.

The driver, a 42-year-old woman, entered the northbound interstate traveling the wrong way in southbound lanes, and nearly hit a trooper that was responding, as well as several other vehicles.

Officials said that the Dane County Sheriff's Office deputies deployed tire deflation devices to try to stop the vehicle.

The woman kept driving with the deflated tires, so a high-risk stop was conducted, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

After they stopped the woman, they conducted a standardized field sobriety test and found the woman to be intoxicated.

The woman is facing charges of OWI 2nd, reckless driving/endangering safety, eluding, operating after revocation, driving in excess of the posted limit, and deviating from designated lane.

DANE COUNTY – A wrong-way, intoxicated driver has been arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol Southwest Region –...

Posted by Wisconsin State Patrol on Sunday, July 5, 2020
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