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Wrong way driver arrested for DWI
GUILDERLAND - A 20 year old Mechanicville woman was arrested after State Police say she was traveling the wrong way down the Thruway on Wednesday.
20-year-old Jennifer Simpson entered the Thruway at exit 24 heading west, when police say she became confused and turned east.
State Police say at around 3:15 a.m. they witnessed her enter a work zone near exit 24 going in the wrong direction and pulled her over.
Simpson had allegedly been drinking and was arrested for DWI. Her blood alcohol content was found to be .12%.
State Police had to shut down a passing lane in the work zone for 20 minutes to remove her vehicle.
She was released to family and is due back in court at the end of September.