Wrong-way driver arrested for DUI after head-on collision

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Posted on October 8, 2011 at 9:42 AM

(KMOV)—A 22-year-old woman was arrested for DUI after hitting another car head-on late Friday night.

 According to Illinois State Police, Gabrielle Netzer was reportedly driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55/Interstate 70  for approximately four miles when she hit Christa J. Davidson, 23, head-on.

 The accident took place around 11p.m. near the St. Clair/ Madison County line at mile marker 5.7.

 After the impact, both cars spun out of control, stopping in the center median against the barrier. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

 Davidson told police she saw the oncoming headlights and tried to swerve out of the way.

 Netzer was arrested on scene for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

 Both drivers were rushed to area hospitals with serious injuries.

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