Witness comes too close for comfort to wrong-way driver

- A routine drive became a high-speed game of chicken for some drivers Monday morning on I-75 in Sarasota.

Stephanie Puckett said she realized she needed to act fast when 21-year-old Ryan Fleury of Port Charlotte came driving toward her. She was heading Northbound on the interstate when she realized the Honda was coming straight at her.

"He was really close, too close for comfort," Puckett remembered. "He was, like heading 70 towards me. He could've hit me. I had to swerve out of the way."

Her view was similar to the one captured by a Sarasota County deputy's dash cam.  

Fellow drivers were also just as shaken up as they frantically called 911. For Puckett, it was too close of a call considering her 2 year old daughter Kara was with her in the car. 

"I was just, like, worried about my child in the back seat," she said.

Fleury was arrested and charged with obstruction, fleeing to elude and DUI. Deputies say his blood alcohol was 3.5 times the legal limit. No one was hurt in the incident. 

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