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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.

“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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