Shelton man is arrested after speeding down I-5 at 111 mph

  • Wed Oct 30th, 2019 4:30pm
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By Rolf Boone

The Olympian

A 24-year-old Shelton man was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges, including reckless endangerment, after he raced down I-5 at more than 100 miles per hour and wrecked his vehicle early Sunday, charging documents show.

He was arrested about 3 a.m. Sunday and booked into the Thurston County Jail.

Thurston County Superior Court charging documents give the following account:

About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a Washington State Patrol trooper was working speed enforcement on northbound I-5 at milepost 106 in the Olympia area when the trooper “observed a sedan approaching from the rear at an extremely high rate of speed.”

The trooper’s radar information later showed the Subaru Impreza was traveling at 111 miles per hour.

The trooper pursued the vehicle until both exited at Pacific Avenue.

“As I rounded the corner and the off-ramp straightened out, I observed the (Subaru Impreza) completely broadside, sliding sideways down the ramp,” the charging documents read. “The vehicle left the road off the left shoulder and flipped and rolled into the trees.”

Neither the driver nor his female passenger were hurt, according to the charging documents.

The driver approached the trooper and both walked toward the patrol car. “I’m a dumbass,” the Shelton man reportedly said.

He later provided a breath sample that showed his blood alcohol content was .146, or nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08.

The man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to elude police, driving under the influence and reckless endangerment.