OLYMPIA — The Washington State Patrol says an 86-year-old man drove more than two miles in the wrong direction down Highway 101 and Interstate 5 through Olympia and Tumwater on Christmas Day, causing at least one crash.
KOMO-TV reported the incident began when the driver pulled onto Highway 101 from Crosby Boulevard, then started heading south in the northbound lanes toward the interchange with I-5.
After the interchange, the man continued heading south in the northbound lanes of I-5. He caused at least one crash when another driver swerved to avoid him.
A state trooper stopped the man near the intersection of I-5 and Trosper Road.
The state patrol said the man was issued a citation for negligent driving and was referred for a license re-evaluation.