CENTERVILLE -- A woman was behind bars after driving the wrong direction on Legacy Highway at speeds exceeding 90 mph near Centerville, police reported. Vickie Lynn Diamond, 36, Roy, was headed southbound on the northbound side of the highway at about 2 a.m. Saturday, according to a press release from Centerville Police Assistant Chief Paul Child. A breath test revealed Diamond's blood alcohol content to be 0.168, more than twice the legal limit, Child said.
Diamond had been driving south on northbound U.S. 89 before merging onto Legacy Highway still going in the wrong direction, eventually passing a Centerville police sergeant who was heading home. Several officers assisted in shutting down the northbound highway near the Parrish Lane and 500 South turnoffs in Centerville and Woods Cross, respectively.
Police also set up road spikes just north of Parrish Lane, which deflated the tires of the Chrysler that Diamond was driving and brought the woman to a stop.
No accidents or injuries resulted from the ordeal and Diamond didn't resist police when they detained her.
"She was pretty bewildered," Child said.
He said police don't believe Diamond had cause or motivation besides heavy intoxication.
Diamond passed five northbound cars between Farmington and Centerville, excluding police vehicles, Child said.
"Fortunately, there's high visibility in that area. The road is pretty straight in that stretch."
Diamond was booked into Davis County Jail on suspicion of evading, a third-degree felony, in addition to reckless driving, going the wrong way, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.
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