Acccording to State Police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale, the incident occurred at approximately 3:50 p.m. Cassandra Lewis of Newark allegedly was driving her 2000 Chevrolet Astro van northbound in the left-hand southbound lane of Route 1, just north of  Route 299 in Odessa.


A Newark woman has been arrested for driving under the influence after four-vehicle crash in Odessa Oct. 16.
 
Acccording to State Police Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale, the incident occurred at approximately 3:50 p.m. Cassandra Lewis of Newark allegedly was driving her 2000 Chevrolet Astro van northbound in the left-hand southbound lane of Route 1, just north of  Route 299 in Odessa.

Lewis forced a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Alison Anderson of Brooklyn, N.Y.,  off the road and into a ditch. Police say Lewis continued heading the wrong way down Route 1 and forced a 2005 Chrysler Sebring driven by Paresh Patel of Camden-Wyoming off the road and into a road sign.

Then, Lewis allegedly struck the right side of a 1999 Mercedes Benz which driven by Alminia Chandler of Smyrna.  Lewis' vehicle traveled another half mile before traveling off of the roadway and into a median.

As responding troopers arrived and attempted to take Lewis into custody, Hale said, she began to resist arrest, pushing one of the troopers. Lewis was then handcuffed after a brief struggle. A subsequent search turned up five grams of marijuana, Hale said.
 
Patel and  Anderson were both transported from the scene by EMS to the Christiana Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.  Chandler was flown by helicopter to Christiana Hospital where she was treated for injuries to her head, neck and back. 

Lewis as well as four occupants of her vehicle were not injured.

Lewis was arrested on a laundry list of charges, inlcuding reckless endangering and endangering the welfare of a child, and arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court No. 11.  She was  released on $15,500 unsecured bail.