A preschool teacher did not set a good example when she was arrested in a wrong-way crash that nearly killed one man late last year.
Court records show that just after midnight on Dec. 14, 2015, Karina Diaz, 37, drove her Nissan Pathfinder onto I-17 going southbound in the northbound lanes near Bell Road.
Multiple witnesses told DPS officers that Diaz was going about 70 mph when she struck a Kia Borrego head-on. The Kia was driven by a man who had just gotten off work and was doing two co-workers a favor by driving them home.
That driver suffered a broken collar bone, and a fractured femur and pelvis.
Police say Diaz told them she "had five cervezas." A blood draw showed that her blood-alcohol level was 0.25.
Diaz had a warrant for her arrest issued on Jan. 28. and she was arrested later that afternoon at her home in North Phoenix.
She's been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.