Woman Drives Wrong Way On I-70, Collides With Police Car

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

TOPEKA (WIBW) -- A Topeka woman faces a drunk driving charge after she was reportedly spotted heading the wrong way down Interstate 70 and then colliding with a Capitol Police cruiser early Friday morning.

Twenty-six year-old Ivy Lee has been charged with DUI and driving the wrong way down a one way, according to the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections booking report.

Local law enforcement agencies started getting word of a woman heading the wrong way down I-70 near Auburn Rd., according to the Topeka Police Dept.

They said she made it nearly 9 miles, all of the way downtown, before hitting a semi that was already on its side and bouncing head-on into a Capitol Police cruiser between 1st and 3rd and westbound I-70.

Lee was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities added, The officer in the cruiser did not appear to be hurt.

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