Dashcam Shows Wrong-Way Driver Hit Police Cruiser in Connecticut
Early Monday morning (January 15), Police say they had a lot of reports coming in about a car going the wrong way on I-95.
Shortly after midnight, DOT cameras also picked up video of a 2016 Audi allegedly driven by Stamford resident, Ashton Steen, traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I95 near exit 6 in Stamford. The film captured numerous times that the car missed oncoming traffic as it sped northbound in the southbound center and left lanes.
Connecticut State Trouper Eduardo Santiago rushed toward the scene and managed to miss a head on collision with the Audi as he saw the car approaching him by the exit 12 on-ramp in Darien. You can see in the video below that the Trooper swerved to miss the car and was side-swiped. Both cars sustained heavy damage but thankfully no one was hurt. Here is the police dashcam footage of the accident:
Police say Ashton Steen admitted to consuming alcohol and allegedly told officers that she believed she was in New Jersey. Steen then reportedly failed Sobriety tests given at the scene. She was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Driving the wrong way and Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
Ashton Steen posted a $10,000 bond and will have her day in court on February 20, 2018.
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