26-year-old woman drives wrong way on interstate at high speed, sideswipes police car: Police

Connecticut police said the wrong-way driver was a 27-year-old from Stamford.

— -- A 26-year-old woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Connecticut nearly hit numerous other cars before sideswiping a police cruiser, Connecticut State Police said.

She was released after posting a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Stamford on Feb. 20.

Connecticut troopers began receiving calls at about 12:40 a.m. complaining of a driver traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Stamford, according to police documents.

"The suspect vehicle ... was observed traveling at a high rate of speed in the left and center lanes," the police report said. "Traffic at the time was moderate and there were numerous near misses."

A state trooper reponding to the calls "was able to observe the suspect vehicle coming at him," the report said. He "was able to avoid a head-on collision with the suspect vehicle, but it struck his cruiser in a sideswipe manner."

Both the car Steen was driving, a 2016 Audi, and the police cruiser were heavily damaged in the collision and came to a stop, the report said.

"Steen admitted to consuming alcohol and believed she was in New Jersey," the report said. She failed sobriety tests and was taken into custody.