Ohio driver busted driving wrong way on highway

Ashley Stewart
Ashley Stewart

STREETSBORO, OH (WOIO) - A 24-year-old woman was busted for driving the wrong way on I-480 while drunk.

On Saturday, October 13 at 3:17 a.m., Streetsboro Police received a phone call reporting a vehicle traveling eastbound on I-480 in the westbound lanes heading toward Streetsboro.

Two officers responded to the area and located the vehicle about a half mile into Hudson on I-480.

Police turned on their lights and sirens but say the driver wouldn't stop and continued east in the westbound lanes.

Officers pursued the vehicle into where I-480 ends.

Ashley Stewart was the driver and only occupant of the 2007 Black Lincoln.  She was arrested at the scene and charged with failure to comply with the signal of a police officer and OVI.

Stewart refused to take a breathalyzer test.

A Summit County Sheriff's deputy also assisted and his vehicle sustained minor damage when Stewart was removed from her car and it rolled into the deputy's car.

Luckily, there were no injuries at the end of the incident.

Streetsboro is between Akron and Cleveland in Ohio.

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