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GARY, Ind.--A woman from Portage was arrested shortly after she was seen driving on only three tires, say Indiana State Police. 

Investigators say one of their troopers saw the woman going westbound Tuesday on I-80/94 near Broadway driving a dark-colored Ford SUV. They say she was going over the 55 mph speed limit on three tires with the front passenger tire gone. 

Officers say Sherry Sanchez, 46, was driving that SUV. They say Sanchez swerved and almost hit a curb more than once. 

Once the trooper pulled her over, he said Sanchez appeared to be impaired. Investigators say she had a blood alcohol content that was over three times the legal limit (.08).  

State police say Sanchez told them she didn’t know what was wrong with her car and that she was a home health care nurse on her way to a patient in Chicago. 

Sanchez has been booked into the Lake County Jail on charges of operating while intoxicated, failure to yield to the move over law, and operating on a highway with a non-compliant vehicle. 

(PHOTO: Indiana State Police)