A woman under the influence of alcohol attempted to enter the freeway by driving the wrong way down the off-ramp at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, April 10. She was stopped and arrested by Danville police.
The driver was heading west on Sycamore Valley Road and turned south onto I-680's northbound ramp.
"That's a busy off-ramp," said Lt. Mark Williams. Traffic was coming toward her, but there were no collisions.
About 200 feet down the ramp the woman realized her mistake and made a U-turn, at which point police pulled her over and gave her a sobriety test. Her blood alcohol level was found to be more than twice the legal limit.
The San Ramon woman, Donna Parker, 43, was the nanny of two 5-year-olds who were in the car with her at the time. The children's mother came and picked them up at the scene.
Parker was arrested and charged with a DUI as well as endangering children, a felony charge.