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

(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.

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Jan 3, 2013 9:40 AM CST
yes that was a "miracle" now if only they could keep her from ever driving again!
Jan 3, 2013 6:30 AM CST
How can you keep a car on the road for 18 miles, yet not notice you're in the wrong travel lane? And what's more, not be aware that the troopers are all over you, with lights and sirens? Take the wheels off her car, and rip up her license.
Jan 3, 2013 1:32 AM CST
[depressing] because she lived, to continue endangering others in the future.