A 64-year-old woman was arrested early Monday after police said she drove the wrong way on Interstate 275 approaching downtown Tampa.
Tampa police say a construction crew and a road ranger stopped Cornelia Johnson before she crashed into anything.
The crew was working on part of an overpass just north of Howard Avenue and Armenia Avenue when they saw a car driving in the wrong direction of the southbound lanes just before 3 a.m.
The workers used a pickup truck and a nearby road ranger to stop Johnson between Howard and the downtown exits, police said.
Johnson was taken to Orient Road Jail on suspicion of DUI. According to police, she was not cooperative at the scene.
There were no injuries, despite the wrong-way driver maneuvering through a narrow stretch entirely under construction with no exits for right-of-way traffic to escape.
An investigation is ongoing.
The incident continues a recent string of wrong-way driver arrests. A 46-year-old woman was arrested in Tampa on Saturday night for driving the wrong way on Nebraska Avenue near Linebaugh Avenue. On Sunday night, a 60-year-old man was arrested in Hernando County after leaving a Hudson bar and driving in the wrong direction on US 19.
Eleven people have died in crashes on interstate highways in Hillsborough and Pasco counties since February. Others found driving the wrong way on either interstates or other roadways were fortunate enough to only be arrested.
In September, Chamberlain High School teacher Kevin Smisor was arrested and charged with DUI after he drove on the Selmon Expressway and then I-75 in Gibstonton. More recently, Hillary Wittle struck a Tampa police cruiser while traveling north on N Armenia Avenue, a one-way southbound road in Tampa. She was also charged with DUI.
And last Sunday, another Tampa police officer had to swerve to avoid a wrong-way driver on I-275 near Howard Avenue in Tampa. The officer turned around and chased down the driver, Josean Carrasquillo, who was arrested and charged with DUI.