Woman Goes 65 mph in Turning Lane, Wrong Way on Highway 78
A woman faces DUI, speeding and reckless driving charges after almost running into police cars while speeding in the turning lane and the wrong side on Highway 78.
A Loganville, Ga. woman was arrested on Labor Day after police followed her from Loganville to Snellville, allegedly driving at 65 mph in the center lane. She was eventually arrested in Snellville after going into the wrong lane to avoid a roadblock. Police report she almost ran into two Snellville police cars in the process.
According to the incident report, Andrea Monica Taylor was first noticed by a Gwinnett County Police officer at about 4 a.m. on Labor Day when she turned from Rosebud Road onto the center Lane on Highway 78, headed westbound. The officer reported that she then continued to drive in the center lane as though it was the correct lane of travel. The officer followed, reporting speeds of 65 mph, before unsuccessfully attempting a stop at Summit Chase Drive.
Taylor reportedly continued into the City of Snellville, coming up on a roadblock by two Snellville police officers at Rockdale Circle. She is reported to have then moved into the eastbound lanes of Highway 78, almost striking the two police cars, before being stopped on the wrong side of the road.
After being given a breath test, Taylor was charged with driving under the influence (0.129 grams) driving a motor vehicle on the wrong side of the road, speeding, central lane violation, improper passing and reckless driving.
She allegedly told the officer she had been drinking at the house of her daughter, who was training to be a bartender. Taylor bonded out the same day on a $2,843 security bond.