Woman arrested after driving 18 miles in the wrong direction on I-81
DICKSON CITY - State police said they formed a rolling road block to stop a Carbon County woman who drove the wrong way on Interstate 81 for 18 miles starting near Dickson City on Tuesday morning.
State police at Dunmore received calls around 5:30 a.m. about a vehicle, driven by Paige Cicardo, 22, of Albrightsville, traveling south on I-81 north near the Main Avenue exit.
As the vehicle continued to drive the wrong way along I-81 north in Luzerne County, police used emergency lights and spot lights, hoping to catch the driver's attention.
Unsuccessful, officers formed a rolling road block at mile marker 173.7, in Laflin.
No one was injured.
Ms. Cicardo was arrested for suspicion of driving while under the influence and reckless endangerment.