A Madison woman was arrested late Tuesday night after driving the wrong direction down a one-way road and almost hitting a police car, officials said.
An officer was driving down West Gorham Street around 11:15 p.m. when he saw a car coming towards him going the wrong direction down the one-way road, according to a release. The driver, Jessica Lynn Tolbert, 26, swerved to avoid hitting the officer who had turned on his emergency lights.
The officer attempted to stop Tolbert again, but she continued driving before stopping near North Broom Street, officials said.
Tolbert told police she thought she was stopped because of her excessive speed, according to the release. She seemed to have no idea she was stopped for driving the wrong way down a one-way road.
The officer gave her the opportunity to perform field sobriety tests, but she opted not to complete the tests and demanded police let her get back in her vehicle, according to the release.