Team effort stops wrong way driver on I-70

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - A woman was pulled over and arrested for driving on the wrong side of Interstate 70.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 24 year old woman was driving eastbound in the westbound lane of I-70 when she was spotted by several passing drivers in between 24 Road and Horizon Drive.

Those witnesses called 911, and a Colorado State Patrol trooper who was on Horizon responded quickly to the area.

Authorities say the woman was driving under the speed limit. The trooper put on his lights as he was driving the opposite direction, and the woman came to a stop.

A field sobriety test was administered, and the woman failed. Troopers say she also had a passenger in the car with her. The passenger was a minor, and was issued an alcohol citation.

Troopers say that motorists should stay in the right hand lane when driving on the Interstate because wrong-way drivers tend to stay in the left-hand lane. That's because they think they're on a two way street.


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