Akron Woman Drives 3 Miles North in South Lanes of I-77

Information provided by the Bath Township Police Department.

Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:40 p.m. on Aug. 3 to correct an error.

On July 28, the received a half dozen calls about a car driving north on Interstate 77 in the southbound lanes, according to a police report.

Police Chief Michael McNeely said Tracie Pali, 38, of Akron, entered the southbound lanes at Ghent Road and drove nearly three miles before she stopped the car in the berm. She was near the rest area, McNeely said.

Pali has two prior drunken driving convictions, McNeely added.

When officers approached Pali, they could smell alcohol and she had glossy eyes and slurred speech, the report said. Pali failed several field sobriety tests. She refused a breath test.

Police charged Pali with driving under the influence and she was released to her parents, the report said.


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