L.I. Cops Bust 6th Wrong-Way Driver for DWI in 36 Days

28-year-old woman allegedly under influence of prescription drugs and alcohol

Monday, Dec 20, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 AM EDT
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L.I. Cops Bust 6th Wrong-Way Driver for DWI in 36 Days

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Alicia Tysz was busted for driving the wrong way while impaired on a Long Island highway.

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Long Island cops arrested a woman for driving the wrong way on a Suffolk County highway while under the influence of prescription drugs and alcohol, marking at least the sixth such bust in just 36 days.

An officer spotted Alicia Tysz driving her 2001 Honda westbound in the eastbound lane on Route 25 in Middle Island at about 2 a.m. Monday, police say.

When the cop attempted to pull her over, Tysz drove her car onto the shoulder of the westbound lane and continued to travel for about a quarter of a mile before stopping near Woodville Road.

Tysz, 28, of Ridge, was charged with driving while her ability was impaired. She was also issued citations for driving the wrong way and crossing a double yellow line.

Tysz is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip today.

Wrong-way drunken driving busts have become commonplace on Long Island in recent weeks.

Less than two weeks ago, police arrested two drivers in the same night for driving the wrong way under the influence. The week before that, a college administrator crashed eluding a highway roadblock.

On November 15, an off-duty cop was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Northern State Parkway and a day later, a woman was arrested for going the wrong way on the LIE.

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