Wrong-way driver on I-71 was drunk, police say

Posted at 10:03 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 06:46:49-04

BLUE ASH, Ohio -- Kristy Jewett left a trail of 911 calls in her wake Friday morning as she drove south in a northbound lane of I-71, narrowly avoiding multiple collisions before a Blue Ash officer stopped her.

"I don't know if they got twisted or turned around or whatever, but they are probably going to kill somebody," one 911 caller said.

That "somebody" could have been the officer who intervened, according to Lt. Roger Pohlman. After he saw Jewett's car speeding the wrong way down the interstate, he followed her. 

"He put his life in danger," Pohlman said. "He made a choice to follow this driver down the wrong way on 71."

Jewett, 41, blew a .219 -- almost three times the legal limit -- on a breathalyzer when she finally stopped. According to Pohlman, she was so drunk she could not complete the field sobriety test.

She was arrested and charged with OVI.