A 24-year-old N.H. woman drove 15 miles on the wrong side of the highway, police say

Officers used spike strips to deflate her tires.

Carly Tate. New Hampshire State Police via Twitter

A 24-year-old New Hampshire woman allegedly drove 15 miles in the wrong direction on Interstates 293 and 93 near Manchester early Sunday morning before state police deflated her tires and arrested her on a drunken driving charge.

Officers were dispatched to Interstate 293 shortly before 3 a.m. after police received multiple calls from drivers who were nearly struck by a vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes, according to a release.

“The vehicle continued traveling northbound on the wrong side of the highway and eventually entered Interstate 93 and traveled through Hooksett and into Bow,” police said in the release. “Spike strips deflated two of the suspect vehicle’s tires which successfully slowed the vehicle down.”


Carly Tate, of Center Barnstead, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless conduct, police said. She was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for arraignment in Merrimack County Superior Court on May 23.