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CDA Police Officer Crashes To Avoid Wrong Way Driver

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A Coeur d'Alene Police Department officer survived a crash with just a scrape on his arm after swerving to avoid a suspected drunk driver heading in the wrong direction on the freeway.

The officer was responding Sunday to a report of a stabbing near the northern Idaho lake resort's downtown.

But as he was traveling eastbound in on U.S. Interstate 90, another car was traveling westbound - the wrong direction.

The officer swerved and ran into a concrete barrier.

Meanwhile, the suspect vehicle drove on, before eventually crashing into a guard rail.

A 43-year-old woman, Jodi Warner, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of the accident. Warner is from Post Falls.

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