Wrong-Way Driver on I-84 Was Under the Influence: Police

Three people were taken to the hospital after a driver suspected of going the wrong-way on Interstate 84 in Hartford just before 10 p.m. Thursday while she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol struck two vehicles, according to state police.

Police said Theresa Brownell, 45, of Colchester, was going in the wrong direction on Interstate 84 West near exit 44 and her Ford Escape hit a Subaru Legacy and a Ford F250.

The people in the Subaru Legacy were taken to UConn Medical Center to be evaluated.

Police said Brownell did not perform field sobriety tests to standards. She has been charged with going the wrong way on a limited access highway, evading responsibility, operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and reckless endangerment.

Bond was set at $5,000.

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