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Wrong-way driver goes 67 miles over speed limit on I-90, before running out of gas



A North Dakota woman tells police she was trying to drive home to Fargo on I-90 after visiting friends in Austin, Minnesota, but ended up going in the wrong direction. 

She was still going in the wrong direction when she crossed the Mississippi into La Crosse County, and got the attention of a town of Campbell police officer…who caught her going 50 miles over the speed limit. 

The woman went even faster when the cop started following her. 

Eventually, Amy Torres got up to 137 miles an hour, and was turned around on the interstate, heading back toward Fargo…when she ran out of gas on the interstate bridge at Dresbach. 

Torres has now been charged in La Crosse County with fleeing an officer, and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.     

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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