HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Police have identified the driver who caused a head-on collision after traveling the wrong way on I-84 in Hartford early Friday morning.
Police responded to the report of a crash near Exit 52 on the Eastbound side of I-84 around 12:30 a.m. Police discovered that a wrong-way driver was traveling westbound on the eastbound side of I-84. The vehicle traveling westbound collided head-on with another vehicle traveling on the eastbound side of I-84, according to state police.
The crash caused heavy damage to the right side of both vehicles. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene due to the disabling damage.
The operator of the vehicle who was traveling east sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The operator who caused the crash also reported minor injuries but refused medical treatment on the scene. While police interviewed the operator, they discovered her to be under the influence.
The impaired driver was identified as Erin Renee Lavoie, 40, of Farmington. Lavoie was instructed to perform field sobriety tests on the scene. Lavoie did not perform the tests to standard.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, driving the wrong way on a divided highway, and failure to wear a seatbelt.
Lavoie was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear at Hartford Superior Court on May 31.