Trooper Guy Gill said the driver got on the freeway about 2 a.m. Wednesday near Tumwater, heading north in the southbound lanes. Driving at speeds ranging from 38 mph to 100 mph, she evaded several spike strips. Troopers closed the lanes in Tacoma and sent patrol cars down to intercept her, lights flashing and sirens blaring. Gill said the driver finally stopped "bumper to bumper with a patrol car."
He described her as a "calm, 60-year-old female who had no idea where she was." The Olympia woman was arrested for investigation of DUI. Gill said additional counts are likely. Her blood alcohol reading showed her to be above the .08 legal intoxication threshold in Washington.
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