Woman, 76, drives wrong way over bridge

August 10, 2009 1:32:40 PM PDT
Police say a 76-year-old woman drove the wrong way on New York's Tappan Zee Bridge. State police in Tarrytown say the woman entered the highway from the Exit 9 off-ramp Sunday morning and drove north in the southbound lanes of the bridge.

She drove about two miles before she was stopped. She told police she knew she had been driving the wrong way but kept going because she thought there would be a place to make a U-turn.

She was given tickets for improperly entering a highway, driving in the wrong direction and reckless driving.

Eight people died on July 26 when Diane Schuler drove a van carrying her three nieces and her own two children the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway. She crashed head-on into an SUV.


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