Woman spat in Nebraska trooper’s face after driving wrong way down I-80, patrol says

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A woman was arrested by Nebraska state troopers after allegedly driving the wrong way down Interstate 80 while under the influence, causing two crashes and spitting in a trooper’s face.

Just before midnight on Friday, the patrol was called to a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 80 west of Lincoln, where a sedan was going the wrong way.

According to the patrol, the sedan was driving east in the westbound lane and caused a crash involving a Ford Eco Sport and a semitrailer truck.

Minutes later, a trooper found another crash a few miles east.

One of the vehicles in the second crash, a Kia Spectra, was identified by the trooper as the vehicle that caused the first crash.

The trooper also allegedly saw that the driver of the Kia was impaired.

The driver, 34-year-old Heather Teschendorf of Milford, was taken into custody while troopers and deputies from Seward and Lancaster Counties investigated the crashes.

Teschendorf and the driver of the Ford, whose name was not released, were both taken to Bryan Health Center West Campus with minor injuries.

The patrol said Teschendorf was “physically combative” at the hospital and spit on a trooper’s face.

Upon her release from the hospital, she was taken to the Lancaster County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, willful reckless driving, leaving the scene of a crash, assault on a public safety officer with bodily fluid, failure to submit to a pretest and resisting arrest.

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