Woman takes early morning I-15 drive north, in southbound lanes

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SALT LAKE CITY – After receiving “quite a few calls” Utah Highway Patrol says they sent troopers to find an intoxicated woman driving northbound on I-15 in southbound lanes early this morning.

According to Sgt. Jalaine Hawkes, the vehicle had many “near run-ins” as it traveled the interstate between I-215 near 3500 south and 600 south around 2 am.

Hawkes says the driver’s speeds ranged between 85 and 35 miles per hour.

The chase lasted about an hour and stopped when the woman’s driving slowed enough for a trooper to drive alongside and push her gently off the road, UHP says.

Utah Highway Patrol says after the woman took, and failed, a field sobriety test she was immediately arrested for driving under the influence along with several other…

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