I only thought this happened in movies or on two lane roads

But apparently not, a Wrong way driver caused havoc on I-270 and Route 15 in Frederick last night.

A driver caused several crashes on U.S. 15 and I-270 when she drove her Volvo S40 south in the northbound lanes about 2 a.m. Thursday, according to Maryland State Police.
Amanda Tyerar, 21, of Gaithersburg, has been charged with driving under the influence and driving while impaired, said First Sgt. Chris Sasse.

Her wrong-way ride stretched for seven miles, police said.

Troopers started hearing reports of a Volvo heading south in the northbound lanes of U.S. 15 at Rosemont Avenue, said Trooper M.E. Crouse.

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“More than two dozen citizens called in,” Sasse said. One of the callers was an off-duty Gaithersburg City Police officer whose vehicle was almost struck, police said.

The first crash happened on U.S. 15 at West Patrick Street when a passing car going in the correct direction was forced off the road by the Volvo and struck a tractor-trailer, police said. No one was taken to a hospital.

The wrong way driving took place between Rosemont Avenue in Frederick and Route 80 (Urbana) along I-270–a distance of about 9 miles or so. It should also be noted, for those not familiar with the area that there are several different exits and a very big median to pull over in.

That is a lot of alcohol not to understand what is going on.



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