Crime Watch 8

Wrong-way I-70 driver arrested for OWI; 3 injured in crash

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A woman who was driving in the wrong direction on I-70 Friday morning has been arrested for operating while intoxicated, according to the Indiana State Police.

Around 1:15 a.m., officers received a call about a wrong-way driver on I-70 near downtown Indianapolis. ISP said a 2016 Ford Mustang, driven by Latasha Williams, 40, of Indianapolis, was headed east in the westbound lanes near mile mark 85.

Police said that as dispatch was on the phone with one witness, Williams struck a Jeep head-on.

While Williams was not injured in the crash, three people in the Jeep were taken to a nearby hospital.

ISP said a number of field sobriety tests were administered to Williams, who was then taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail.

Williams faces the following preliminary charges:

  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily Injury 
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a BAC of .08 or more causing serious bodily injury
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangerment
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a BAC above .15

Police say the two adults and one juvenile suffered non-life-threatening injuries.