Woman Drives Wrong Way on Highway ... for 18 Miles

And she had a passenger the whole time

By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 2, 2013 9:31 AM CST

(Newser) – Confirming your fears about dangerous post-NYE drivers: Shortly after 5am on New Year's Day, a 22-year-old woman drove the wrong way, at high speeds, on Interstate 81 North in Pennsylvania. For a total of 18 miles. And she had a passenger with her the entire time. They two were seemingly oblivious to police efforts to stop the car, which the Times Leader reports included the use of a spotlight and flashing lights from the southbound lane. When that didn't work, troopers resorted to a roadblock.

Troopers called the fact that no one was injured or killed a "miracle," due in part to minimal traffic thanks to the holiday. As for Paige Cicardo, she's been arrested for reckless endangerment and suspicion of DUI.

A driver in Pennsylvania drove the wrong way on the highway for 18 miles.
A driver in Pennsylvania drove the wrong way on the highway for 18 miles.   (©)
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