The 26-year-old woman who later tested positive to driving over the alcohol limit travelled nearly 25 km against oncoming traffic on the AP-7 in Catalonia towards the border with France at around 7am on Sunday morning.
She was spotted by traffic police who tried to flag her down as she sped along the wrong side of the carriageway sending lorries swerving to avoid her.
“The right front wheel of the car was missing meaning the brake discs were touching the road surface, sending sparks flying with the friction,” the Catalan regional Mossos d’Esquadra police force said in a statement.
They released a video of the kamikaze driver.
Una conductora circula beguda, sense la roda davantera i en direcció contrària durant 28km x l'AP-7 a l'Alt Empordà (1) pic.twitter.com/W7FrbzAq4U
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“Officers tried to flag down the driver by driving parallel on the right side of the motorway but she ignored all signals. In the end, because of the risk of a collision, a road block was set up to stop her,” the statement said.
When she was finally pulled over officers discovered a passenger lying in the back seat and said that a roadside alcohol test showed the driver was over the legal limit.