MANATEE — A wrong-way driver on Interstate 275 collided head-on at 2:58 a.m. Sunday with another car, which left a St. Petersburg woman in serious condition at Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Cathryn Christan Jones, 26, Norman, Okla., was traveling east in the westbound lane of I-275 in a 2014 Chevy Equinox when she started driving the wrong way on the ramp from I-75, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
Jones hit a 2004 Hyundai Elantra driven by a 28-year-old St. Petersburg woman, according to the report. Jones suffered minor injuries, according to the report.
Jones was charged with causing serious bodily injury while driving under the influence, DUI with property damage and driving the wrong way.
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Jones remained at the Manatee County jail Sunday in lieu of $2,000 in bond, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office jail website.