Police: Woman charged after crashing into taxi while driving wrong way on 81-North
SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police have charged a woman after they say she drove the wrong way on Interstate 81 North early Saturday morning.
Police say 44-year-old Linda Grimaldi of Chittenango was driving south in the northbound lanes of I-81 near Hiawatha Boulevard at about 2:45 a.m.
Shortly after 911 dispatchers received a call about what was happening, police say Grimaldi crashed into a taxi headed northbound on the highway near Adams Street.
The taxi driver and his two passengers were not injured.
Grimaldi was taken to Upstate University Hospital and was treated for a broken leg.
She is charged with Driving the Wrong Way on a One-Way, Reckless Driving, and Driving While Intoxicated.
Grimaldi has been released on traffic tickets and will appear in court at a later date.
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