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Video released of woman driving 90 mph in wrong lane

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Feb 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-04 14:03:49-05

CENTERVILLE, Utah – Police arrested a woman after she allegedly drove at speeds in excess of 90 mph while going the wrong way on Highway 89 and Legacy Highway early Saturday morning.

A Centerville Police Sergeant saw a silver Chrysler 300 going southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 89 around 2 a.m., and the car proceeded onto Legacy Highway, still in the wrong lane.

The sergeant followed the Chrysler and attempted to stop it before it encountered other traffic. According to a press release from the Centerville Police Department, traffic was light due to the early hour. Police shut down portions of Parrish Lane in Centerville and at 500 South in Woods Cross, and additional officers deployed spikes and set up a roadblock north of Parrish Lane.

Officers were successful in deflating the Chrysler’s tires, and the chase came to an end on the Parrish Lane overpass on Legacy Highway in the northbound lanes. The chase ended without a crash or any injuries, though the Chrysler passed a total of five civilian cars while it was going the wrong way.

Vickie Lynn Diamond, 36, of Roy was driving the Chrysler, according to the press release. She had reportedly left a bar called Liquid Joe’s shortly before the incident. She was booked into the Davis County Jail on charges of felony evading, reckless driving, speeding, going the wrong way and driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the release, “a breath test conducted about one hour after she was first observed indicated her BAC at 0.168.” The legal limit for drivers in Utah is a blood alcohol content of 0.08.