Wrong-way driver slams into semi on I-43

Wrong-way driver slams into semi on I-43
Posted at 7:32 PM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 23:16:36-04

A West Allis woman drove head on into oncoming traffic, crashing into two cars. Everyone survived, and it was all caught on camera.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, March 6, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation caught a crash on camera.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department, Shannon Buhler was driving east on I-43 near 92nd Street. The problem is she is in the westbound lanes.

In the video you see her come around a corner. She misses one car, then slams into a truck, and hits another car, a Cadillac. 

Amazingly, the drivers she hit did not have serious injuries. Still, pictures of the vehicles after show them smashed, and pieces of them are scattered all over the highway.

Police called in the 24-year-old wrong way driver. That's because as Buhler came around the corner, she almost hit a police squad car. The officer says he switched lanes to avoid hitting Buhler. When the officer circled back around, he says Buhler had already struck the other vehicles.

Those drivers were not hurt, and even went to check on Buhler.

After Buhler's black Nissan hit the two cars, she spun around and slid backwards into an embankment. Buhler went to the hospital with a possible broken arm.

Police say her blood alcohol was .211, almost three times the legal limit. She faces second degree reckless endangering safety and DUI charges according to the sheriff's department. It is her first DUI offense.