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State police say a 20-year-old Buffalo woman was drunk when she was stopped by troopers while driving the wrong way early Monday morning on the Niagara Thruway in the city.

Thruway state police patrols encountered the wrong-way vehicle driving directly toward them shortly before 3:15 a.m., authorities said.

Troopers were able to safely stop the driver, Stephanie Cutler. She later gave troopers a breath sample indicating a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 percent, nearly twice the legal limit, state police said.

Cutler was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless endangerment, driving the wrong way, improper entrance to a controlled highway and unsafe backing, according to police reports.