I-355 near Butterfield Road, where a pregnant woman was injured by an alleged drunk driver.
Wrong-Way Driver Charged with DUI Injuring Pregnant Woman
33-year-old Marco Alegria has been charged with DUI for allegedly driving drunk the wrong way on I-355 before crashing and injuring a pregnant driver. He has been ordered held on $25,000 bail.
On Sunday, Alegria was allegedly driving north in the southbound lanes of I-355 when he collided head-on with another vehicle. That vehicle then careened into the center median, seriously injuring the 31-year-old pregnant driver. She required surgery on her hip and broke her leg and ankle.
Doctors were forced to induce labor because of her injuries. Her baby is now in intensive care.
Alegria’s blood-alcohol content was allegedly measured at 0.13, which is above the legal limit. He was brought to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Alegria posted 10% of his bail on Monday and was released. He will appear in court again on May 29.