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Wrong-way driver arrested after wreck on I-5

Posted at 8:24 AM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 11:24:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Authorities arrested a driver on suspicion of DUI following a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 that sent two people to the hospital early Monday morning.

The crash happened at around 3:30 a.m. on northbound I-5 near Hawthorn Street, in the Cortez Hill area, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

CHP officials said a BMW was traveling south on the northbound lanes and struck at least two other vehicles.

10News learned two drivers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver was eventually arrested after undergoing a DUI evaluation.

The wreck forced the closure of northbound lanes for about 45 minutes.