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Shocking image shows aftermath of wrong-way driver crash on Highway 17

SCOTTS VALLEY (KRON) - Shocking images show a crash in Santa Cruz County involving a wrong-way driver on Highway 17.

This picture was posted by the Santa Cruz CHP. 

The CHP says a driver suspected of being under the influence of drugs was driving northbound in the southbound lanes.

This happened in Scotts Valley on Highway 17. 

Officials say the impaired 47-year-old driver hit another vehicle head-on. 

The driver was arrested. 

The amazing part is there were no life-threatening injuries.

Here is the full statement from the CHP:

This is the incredible aftermath of a wrong way DUI driver last night who hit another motorist nearly head-on. The vehicle pictured here was driven by a driver who was suspected of drug impairment.

To everyone’s surprise, there were no life-threatening injuries and the DUI driver was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail early this morning.

This collision occurred around 11:44 PM when a 47-year-old man from Redwood City was driving northbound in the southbound lanes on the freeway portion of Highway 17 through Scotts Valley. The impaired driver was driving a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta which struck a 2014 Mazda MZ6.

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