Date registered: Dec 2005
Location: United States
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80-year-old drives 14 miles on interstate...
Against traffic, the whole way, and doesn't get ticketed! Reminds me of the 150mph kid in England
Motorist, 80, drives 14 miles wrong way on the interstate
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Friday, February 24, 2006
An 80-year-old motorist who drove south for 14 miles in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85/40 said Wednesday that she couldn't understand how she became so disoriented or why she kept driving the wrong way.
"I got on the wrong side and I kept going on. I don't know how I did that. I have no idea," Margaret Riley of Hillsborough, N.C. told WTVD television.
Riley said she was on her way to a doctor's appointment Tuesday afternoon. She started driving the wrong way in Orange County and stayed in the northbound fast lane as other motorists tried to steer clear. More than 70 people called 911 operators in Alamance County.
Alamance County sheriff's deputies formed a rolling roadblock to pull the errant Ford Crown Victoria.
Deputies helped the driver turn around her car and get off the road. She was not charged.
This story can be found at: http://www.journalnow.com/