Fairview Park mom accused of driving drunk wrong way on I-90 with 3-year-old

Updated: May. 5, 2021 at 2:07 PM EDT
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WESTLAKE, Ohio (WOIO) - Police arrested a woman for driving drunk the wrong way in Westlake with her 3-year-old child in the car.

Several people called 911 around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday after seeing a driver travel eastbound on I-90 in the westbound lanes between Avon and Columbia Road.

The wrong way driver who was arrested for OVI and Child Endangerment was identified as Terran Yuschak, 27, of Fairview.

Captain Gerald Vogel of the Westlake Police Department says she took a field sobriety test and also a breathalyzer. She tested more than double the legal limit in Ohio, her BAC was .165.

A Westlake Office was able to spot her from going the wrong way from the eastbound lanes, “He tried to use his emergency lights, sirens and a spotlight -- actually spotlighting her face to get her attention. So she did a whole U-turn on the highway, ended up going the other way. Now our officer had to flip back around and try and find her again,” Captain Vogel said.

One driver swerved to avoid her and ended up in a ditch.

Police said that driver was not injured.

Fairview Park police arrested Tarren Yuschak, 26, in the driveway of her home on W. 210th Street around 11:30 p.m.

Fairview Park mom charged with OVI and child endangering.
Fairview Park mom charged with OVI and child endangering.((Source: Westlake police))

Officers also impounded her vehicle, and Westlake Police took her into custody. Her toddler was sent to an area hospital, but was not injured according to police.

“Even setting aside the fact that she had a child in the car which is very alarming. Driving the wrong way on the highway is extremely dangerous as you indicated. We had a few fatals just in the area every year,” Captain Vogel said.

Yuschak is charged with OVI and child endangering.

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