SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — State police arrested Dawn M. Lamanda, 58 of Saratoga Springs on December 8. Lamanda was reportedly driving the wrong way on I-87 causing a head-on collision.

Around 6:06 p.m. on December 8, troopers responded to a crash on I-87 northbound for the reports of a wrong-way driver that resulted in a head-on crash. After investigation, police report Lamanda was driving southbound on I-87 in the northbound lanes when she collided with another car. Police report Lamanda uninjured and arrested while the other driver was taken to Saratoga hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


  • Second degree reckless endangerment
  • Driving while ability impaired by drugs
  • Vehicle and traffic law violations

According to police, Lamanda was transported to Saratoga state police, where she was processed and evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). She was issued tickets returnable to the Saratoga Springs City Court on December 29, and released to a sober party.