Tampa Wrong-Way Driver Found After Coming Head-On At Deputy

A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy encountered a wrong-way driver at 3:09 a.m. Wednesday going eastbound in the westbound lanes of Citrus Park Drive at Citrus Plaza Drive, in front of the mall.

The vehicle was driving head-on at the deputy in her lane of travel at the intersection. The deputy changed her path of travel and the vehicle crossed back into the correct lane as the deputy got behind the vehicle and attempted to pull the driver over.

The driver, 48-year-old Martha Ocasio was arrested and charged with DUI. She had a BAC of .142.