Police: Woman traveling wrong way on Thruway was drunk


Jennifer Simpson

— Police arrested a Mechanicville woman in the early morning hours for allegedly driving the wrong way on the Thruway.

State Police said Jennifer Simpson, 20, was seen driving east in the westbound passing lane between exits 24 and 23 at about 3:14 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Police said she had entered the Thruway at exit 24, became confused at the end of the ramp and made a U-turn. A trooper sitting at the entrance of the work zone spotted her and pulled her over about a mile south of exit 24.

Simpson was charged with DWI, and police said her BAC was 0.12 percent. She was released and scheduled to appear in Town of Guilderland Court on Sept. 26.

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