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Woman arrested for DUI after wrong way crash on I-90

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MOUNT VERNON -- A Mitchell woman was arrested Saturday for drunken driving after allegedly sideswiping another vehicle while driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 near Mount Vernon.

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Santana Andrade, 24, is charged with second-offense drunken driving and multiple traffic violations as a result of the incident, which occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m. Saturday, less than two miles west of Mount Vernon, according to South Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Jeff DeVaney.

Andrade was allegedly driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-90 in her Oldsmobile Alero when she sideswiped a westbound Buick LeSabre, driven by 23-year-old Brittni Butler, of Chamberlain.

Andrade was not wearing her seat belt and suffered minor injuries in the crash. Butler, who was wearing her seat belt, was not hurt.

Second-offense drunken driving is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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