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Crestwood woman accused of assault after head-on collision on I-265

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Jennifer Reed (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Jennifer Reed (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Crestwood woman has been charged with assault after police say she drove the wrong way on the interstate and smashed head-on into another vehicle, seriously injuring the other driver.

Police say it happened on Jan. 31. Jennifer Reed, age 44, was allegedly intoxicated when she drove southbound in the northbound lanes of I-265 and hit the other vehicle head-on.

When a Louisville Metro Police officer arrived at the scene, Reed "appeared intoxicated," had slurred speech and smelled strongly of alcohol, according to an arrest warrant. Police say an empty bottle of Burnett's citrus-flavored vodka was found just outside of Reed's side door.

The man in the other vehicle was taken to University Hospital by chopper, where he was treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, including a broken femur, head injuries and a broken arm.

Reed was taken to University Hospital after sustaining injuries to her face and head. Police say when she arrived at the hospital, she "became combative" and had to be restrained. According to the arrest report, she would not consent to a blood alcohol test, and police had to obtain a search warrant.

Police say toxicology results from U of L indicate that Reed had a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .388.

A warrant was issued for her arrest on Feb. 20 and she was taken into custody on Thursday, March 19. She is charged with -- among other thing -- first degree assault, first degree wanton endangerment, first degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and failure of a non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.

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