Friday, October 19, 2007

Woman 'drives over 30 miles' while asleep

An admittedly drowsy driver has been ticketed following an incident that was all caught on videotape.

The woman drove for more than 30 miles in the Denver metro area while she was nodding off.

Christian Pruett and his wife were driving on Interstate 25 on Monday morning when they noticed a sport utility vehicle next to them drifting from lane to lane, and nearly sideswiping their car.

The couple grabbed their video camera and photographed the sleeping woman with her head back as her vehicle moved along I-25 at speeds of up to 70 mph.

The sleepy motorist wasn't stopped until she'd driven all the way into Weld County, which is under the state patrol's traffic jurisdiction.

The Colorado State Patrol identified the driver as Karyn Steinert, 28, of Littleton, Colo., according to the Rocky Mountain News. She was ticketed for investigation of reckless driving. She reportedly told the trooper who stopped her that she had only slept two hours the night before, and that she has multiple sclerosis, which can slow response times.

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