Police: Wrong way driver stopped, arrested for DUI

- There has been another wrong-way driver on a Bay Area road, this time the driver was stopped and arrested.

Tampa police said an officer was driving northbound on I-275 when he spotted a vehicle going the wrong way shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday.

The officer managed to swerve to avoid the oncoming vehicle and was able to warn of the wrong-way driver over his radio.

Another officer spotted the driver exiting the highway at the Busch Boulevard on ramp, police said. The driver, identified as 34-year-old Aja Cancela, was pulled over.

Police said Cancela was showing signs of impairment. After field sobriety tests, she was arrested and charged with DUI.

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