Crime

Driver stopped going wrong way on Sunshine Skyway

An 80-year-old Ocala woman was taken to the hospital Friday night after driving the wrong way across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

The FHP report said troopers were alerted at about 9 p.m. to a car traveling north at about 25 to 35 mph in the southbound lanes on the bridge.

A trooper driving in the northbound lanes gained the attention of the driver and she stopped near Mile Marker 12.5, the report said.

The trooper ascertained the woman might have been suffering from a medical condition and she was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg for observation.

No charges were filed.

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