First responders stop wrong-way DUI driver on North Academy

Colorado Springs firefighters and Colorado State Patrol was able to stop the driver around 3 a.m. This was on North Academy. The driver is facing DUI and reckless driving charges.
The suspect was actually pulled over twice by police within the span of a few hours.
Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 8:15 AM MDT|Updated: Mar. 19, 2023 at 1:02 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - One person was arrested after first responders stopped a wrong-way driver on North Academy early Sunday morning.

Colorado Springs firefighters say they attempted to get the driver’s attention by turning on their emergency lights and sirens a little after 3 a.m. This was near North Academy and Austin Bluffs. First responders say the vehicle was traveling at a “high rate of speed” while driving in the wrong direction. State Patrol assisted and first responders were able to pull over the driver on B Street.

Thankfully, no one was injured. Suspect Shellie Clark was reportedly initially pulled over Saturday night around 10:41 by the Colorado Springs Police Department. At the time of the call, Clark received a negative DUI evaluation and was served and released on a traffic summons during the CFS.

Law enforcement says Clark was the woman pulled over for wrong-way driving hours later. She has been booked on charges of DUI and reckless driving.