Wrong-way driver arrested for DUI, Florida Highway Patrol says

Writer: Melissa Montoya
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Credit: CBS

A 38-year-old Lehigh Acres woman is accused of driving under the influence in Fort Myers Shores on Thursday morning.

Patty Lin Smith was driving her vehicle on State Road 80 in the wrong direction and stopped at a red light at Verandah Boulevard, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release. Once the light turned green, she accelerated her SUV and collided with the front of a second vehicle.

Smith sustained minor injuries in the crash.

A 22-year-old Fort Myers woman was uninjured.

Smith was arrested on two counts of DUI. She was booked into Lee County Jail at around 10 a.m., jail records show.

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