DALLAS -- Not one, but two Dallas-area drivers got on the highway going the wrong way Sunday. And you guessed it: both ended badly.
Sunday night on the Dallas North Tollway, cops say 20-year-old Brianna Rosales made it nearly five miles going south in the northbound lanes. She allegedly struck at least five other cars between 635 and Park Lane where the law caught up with her.
"The driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated," said Sgt. Lonny Haschel with the DPS. "As well as fail to stop and render aid."
Ironically, one of the drivers she hit was also arrested for DUI.
"We were very fortunate, in fact, that nobody got hurt," said Sgt. Haschel.
Sadly, the same can't be said for one driver on I-35 in DeSoto.
Sunday morning, he was driving north in the southbound lanes when he crashed into an 18-wheeler. The big rig skidded across the highway and caught on fire. The truck driver escaped injury, but the wrong-way driver died at the scene.
We may never know why the 25-year-old was driving straight into traffic, or how he missed the big red warning signs, but folks at the Department of Public Safety say wrong-way collisions usually come down to one thing.
"Impaired drivers seem to be a common thread in the majority of these crashes," Sgt. Haschel told NewsFix.
Yeah, be safe out there, y'all. Driving is dangerous enough when you're going the right way.