DUI suspect drives wrong way on I-90, arrested with beer cooler in plain sight

Aug 18, 2022, 2:51 PM | Updated: 3:08 pm

(Photo courtesy of WSP) (Photo courtesy of WSP)

Just before 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning, Washington State Patrol (WSP) responded to numerous 911 calls reporting a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction on I-90 just west of SR 18.

Troopers responded to the area in an attempt to intercept and stop the vehicle. During this time, WSP communications received a total of 13 911 calls updating the location of the wrong-way vehicle. The vehicle pulled over briefly near exit 18 in Issaquah, still facing westbound in the eastbound lanes.

The Crime Blotter: Puget Sound police warn of armed robbers targeting people at ATMs

Troopers were then able to intercept the vehicle and prevent the driver from continuing to drive.

The driver was placed into custody for suspicion of impaired driving. There were open containers of beer in between the front seats of the vehicle in plain sight.

The driver was booked into the King County Jail on charges of driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Local News

boeing dreamliner...

Bill Kaczaraba

Boeing: New defect on 787 Dreamliner planes

Boeing said its 787 Dreamliner planes may have a new defect, according to CNBC and other business news outlets.

13 hours ago

Garfield High...

Frank Sumrall

Garfield HS the focus of school safety precautions following nearby violence

Garfield High School and Nova High School both had its students return on campus in person Monday after locking down the campus last week.

13 hours ago

Seattle drug possession...

L.B. Gilbert

Seattle city attorney calling on council to approve new drug possession law

The Seattle City Council will debate if they should give the City Attorney power to prosecute drug possession cases.

13 hours ago

seattle housing levy...

Frank Sumrall

$970M Seattle Housing Levy to be voted on Wednesday

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda -- alongside a series of affordable housing developers -- announced the renewal of the Seattle Housing Levy.

13 hours ago

homophobic sammamish commissioner...

L.B. Gilbert

Sammamish commissioner resigns after anti-LGBTQ+ comments

A Sammamish City Planning Commissioner has resigned following anti-LGBTQ+ remarks he made at a meeting last week.

13 hours ago

fires 1889...

Feliks Banel

Fires devastated Seattle, Ellensburg, Spokane in 1889

When Washington became a state in November 1889, that wasn’t the only big news story that year, thanks to devastating fires across the state.

13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Medicare fraud...

If you’re on Medicare, you can help stop fraud!

Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion each year and ultimately raises the cost of health care for everyone.

Men's Health Month...

Men’s Health Month: Why It’s Important to Speak About Your Health

June is Men’s Health Month, with the goal to raise awareness about men’s health and to encourage men to speak about their health.

Internet Washington...

Major Internet Upgrade and Expansion Planned This Year in Washington State

Comcast is investing $280 million this year to offer multi-gigabit Internet speeds to more than four million locations.

Compassion International...

Brock Huard and Friends Rally Around The Fight for First Campaign

Professional athletes are teaming up to prevent infant mortality and empower women at risk in communities facing severe poverty.

Emergency Preparedness...

Prepare for the next disaster at the Emergency Preparedness Conference

Being prepared before the next emergency arrives is key to preserving businesses and organizations of many kinds.

SHIBA volunteer...

Volunteer to help people understand their Medicare options!

If you’re retired or getting ready to retire and looking for new ways to stay active, becoming a SHIBA volunteer could be for you!

DUI suspect drives wrong way on I-90, arrested with beer cooler in plain sight