Maryland Police: Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crashes

6:17 AM, Jun 12, 2009   |    comments
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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A Gaithersburg woman has been charged with drunken driving after police say she caused several crashes while driving the wrong way over seven miles on two highways in Frederick County.

Police say 21-year-old Amanda Tyerar was spotted driving south in the northbound lanes of U.S. Route 15 and Interstate 270 around 2 a.m. Thursday.

Police say one car on Route 15 was forced off the road and hit a tractor-trailer.

Later, a woman trying to avoid a head-on collision with Tyerar's car on I-270 drove up an embankment and rolled her vehicle. The driver was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released.

Then, police say Tyerar sideswiped a car, disabling both cars. Tyerar was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving while impaired.


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