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State police: Mother drove wrong way on I-75 with toddler in back seat

Police believe woman was intoxicated

A driver was stopped after traveling the wrong way on I-75 near I-696 on Dec. 8, 2017. (WDIV)

HAZEL PARK, Mich. – A Michigan mother is expected to face charges after state police said she was spotted driving the wrong way on I-75 near I-696 with her 1-year-old boy under a blanket in the back seat. 

Michigan State Police said the 27-year-old woman’s Jeep was stopped by troopers about 4 a.m. Friday on the southbound side of I-75 just south of I-696. The Jeep was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes.

Troopers found the 1-year-old in the back seat without a car seat or a seat belt. The boy was under a blanket. 

State police said the woman appeared to be intoxicated. She was arrested and is being held at the Oakland County Jail.

Investigators are working to figure out where and when she entered the interstate. 

Video from a Michigan Department of Transportation camera shows the moment the woman eventually stopped and pulled over for police. 

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