A Long Island woman faces drunken driving charges after driving down the wrong way on the LIE Tuesday morning, police said. (WPIX-TV)
NORTH HILLS, N.Y. (WPIX)—
A Long Island woman was arrested and charged Tuesday after police say she got behind the wheel drunk and drove down the wrong way of the Long Island Expressway
, ultimately crashing into an oncoming vehicle.
According to Nassau County police, both drivers involved in the collision were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Katelyn A. O'Connell of Westbury was expected to be arraigned at a later date on DWI and reckless endangerment charges. It was not immediately known if she was represented by an attorney.
Police say 22-year-old O'Connell was driving westbound in the LIE's eastbound lanes at about 5 a.m. Tuesday when her car crashed head-on into a vehicle driven by a 27-year-old man. He was not identified.
The eastbound LIE was closed for nearly six hours while police investigated.