Drunk driver travels 20 miles in wrong direction on I-93
Siobhan Hayes, 21, of Norwood, was arrested early Friday morning after driving nearly 20 miles north on I-93 Southbound at speeds in excess of 100 mph.
Police said the first call that came in reporting a car traveling on the wrong side of the highway was at the Hanover exit on Route 3. Hayes drove from Hanover all the way to Dorchester in her 1998 Chevrolet Malibu before her tires blew out from police stop sticks.
The car chase concluded when the tires on Hayes car blew out, but Hayes took off on foot into the woods and was later found by state troopers and the K-9 section near the Neponset River.
Officers administered a field sobriety test and a portable breath test, which police say she failed. Sources said Hayes' blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
Police said Hayes slammed into one car and jersey barriers while driving.
In court, prosecutors said police told her "You are lucky you didn't kill someone" and her response was "Yeah, but I didn't."
Hayes posted bail Friday evening.
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