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Bloomington woman arrested after driving wrong way without headlights on

A Bloomington woman arrested by police Tuesday night after driving the wrong way on South Rogers Street with no headlights on, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Dana Cole said.  

An officer on the road said he saw the car strike a mailbox and would have struck the police car if the officer had not swerved.

The officer attempted to pull the car over, but Laura Jackson, 54, allegedly kept driving. The officer followed the car, which was reportedly going about 60 mph. Jackson finally stopped on South Walnut Street.

Other officers responded and ordered the woman out of the car. Police said she was struggling to stand as she got out.

She admitted to having drank, smoked marijuana and taken four different drugs prescribed to her. Jackson also told police they would find crack cocaine in her system after a blood test at the hospital.

Police also received a report from a 28-year-old woman who had been rear-ended at an intersection a couple minutes before police saw the car driving the wrong direction. Police believed it was Jackson.  

She was arrested on the preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident.

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