PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A woman is facing felony charges after driving the wrong way and crashing while under the influence in Phoenix last Thursday. It all started near Grand Avenue and Primrose Street, close to Thunderbird.
On Jan. 9, around 12:30 a.m., officers were sitting in that area when they reportedly saw a dark-colored Crown Victoria drive over a median and head the wrong way on Grand Avenue. The car eventually crashed into a guardrail.
Despite the crash, court documents say the driver, now identified as 31-year-old Angela Suzanne Morgan of Phoenix, continuing going the wrong way on Grand Avenue. To try and stop Morgan, officers turned on their emergency lights.
Morgan reportedly didn't notice the emergency lights and continued driving west in the eastbound lanes of Grand Avenue as she almost crashed into other vehicles. She made a turn when she got to Greenway Road. At this time, according to police paperwork, officers lost sight of her car. A little later, the officers found Morgan's car again sitting at a stop sign in a nearby neighborhood.
When officers approached the car, they found Morgan in the driver's seat with the engine still running. Court documents say there was damage to the front of the car that looked new.
While making a high-risk stop, officers could allegedly smell a strong alcohol odor coming from Morgan. They placed her into custody. Before reading her Miranda Rights, court documents say Morgan confessed to drinking two beers and taking down two shots. In a breath-alcohol test, she reportedly blew a .330, way over the legal limit of .08.
Morgan was taken and booked into Fourth Avenue Jail. She faces DUI and wrong-way driving charges.