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Intoxicated Wrong-Way Driver Causes Head-On Crash on Highway 101

A Gilroy woman was arrested for DUI after getting on 101 going the wrong way on Monday.

Two women were injured Monday night after a Gilroy woman got on Highway 101 going the wrong direction.

According to CHP Officer Erica Elias, Zyania Natasha Swenson, 21, drove her 2006 Chevrolet onto northbound 101 from Leavesley Road and started driving south at an unknown speed.

A Piedmont woman, also 21, was driving north on 101 (in the correct direction) south of Leavesley Road, when the wrong-way driver came tumbling towards her, causing a head-on collision between the two vehicles.

The CHP incident report shows that both drivers suffered moderate injuries. Both the Swenson and the victim were taken to Valley Medical Center in San Jose.

Swenson was arrested and charged with DUI with great bodily injury. 

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