Reports of wrong-way driver on I-15 lead to arrest of woman for investigation of DUI

A woman was arrested in Iron County on Tuesday after police said she was driving on the opposite side of Interstate 15 between Beaver and Cedar City for several miles.

A woman was arrested in Iron County on Tuesday after police said she was driving on the opposite side of Interstate 15 between Beaver and Cedar City for several miles. (Weston Kenney, KSL)



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CEDAR CITY — A woman was arrested in Iron County on Tuesday after police said she was driving on the opposite side of Interstate 15 between Beaver and Cedar City for several miles.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Bambi Baie told Cedar City News that earlier that morning, dispatchers had fielded a flurry of calls from motorists reporting a wrong-way driver heading south in the northbound lanes of I-15 just south of mile marker 100.

"We had multiple callers, so we headed up north," Baie said, "and we had troopers from up north head south."

She said after a witness reported seeing the car drive across the median in the area of mile marker 95 and begin traveling the correct direction on the southbound side, "all of a sudden, the calls stopped."

"So we were looking for (the car) in southbound traffic, and we had a trooper still looking for it northbound to see if maybe they got redirected in the right direction (if they intended to go that way)," Baie said.

She added that UHP also sent a trooper out on SR-20, which connects to I-15 at Exit 95, but they didn't spot the vehicle.

Read the full article at St. George News.

Jeff Richards

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