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Dec 10, 2015 9:13 AM

Windham woman stopped driving wrong way on Everett, I-93, charged with DWI

HOOKETT - State police had to use spike strips to stop a driver heading the wrong way on the Everett Turnpike and Interstate 293 early Thursday morning.

Police began receiving reports about a driver heading north in the southbound lane of the Everett Turnpike near Exit 13 around 1 a.m. The driver reportedly continued through the Bedford tolls, heading north on I-293 toward the Hooksett toll plaza.

State troopers set up spike strips and deflated two of the four tires near the Hooksett toll plaza. The driver then allegedly pulled into the breakdown lane near the Hooksett rest area, but subsequently tried to pull back onto the highway with two flat tires. State troopers from Troop B and Troop D succeeded in preventing her from continuing in the wrong direction.

Chelsea A. Cormier, 24, of Windham, was arrested without further incident and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Police say their investigation into the incident is continuing and anyone with information is asled to contact Trooper Megan Walsh271-1162.

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