An alleged wrong-way driver in Arizona has left a victim hospitalized after smashing into another car on Loop 202. The driver, a 33-year-old woman, is facing allegations of endangerment and aggravated assault, according to news reports. The woman was thought to be drunk driving at the time of the collision, though information has not been provided about her blood alcohol content. An expert in drug recognition has told reporters that the woman may have been intoxicated during the crash.
The woman allegedly crashed into an SUV while driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of the loop. The accident, which occurred on July 16, left the driver of the SUV with serious injuries, though they were not thought to be life-threatening. Officers said that the woman likely drove the wrong way on the loop for at least five miles before the collision occurred. Police were unable to locate the woman before the crash, even though some witnesses had called 911 to report the wrong-way driver.