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Troopers responded to reports of a white Geo Metro heading northbound in the southbound HOV lane of I-5 near the King-Pierce County line. (Photo: WA State Patrol)

Wrong-way driver arrested for DUI had 'blank stare'

A man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence had a "blank stare" on his face as he sped the wrong-way down I-5 Tuesday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Troopers responded to reports of a white Geo Metro heading northbound in the southbound HOV lane of I-5 near the King-Pierce County line.

"The vehicle was going approximately 80 miles per hour, moving out onto the shoulder actually avoiding oncoming vehicles, but not making any attempts to change his direction," Trooper Julie Judson said.

She said the driver traveled at least seven miles before exiting onto State Route 516, where troopers brought his vehicle to a stop.

Judson said drugs, alcohol, and mental illness may be factors.

No one was injured.


Brandi Kruse, KIRO Radio Reporter
Brandi Kruse is a reporter for KIRO Radio who is as spontaneous and adventurous in her free time as she is on the job. Brandi arrived at KIRO Radio in March 2011 and has already collected three regional Edward R. Murrow awards for her reporting.
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