TACOMA — An 86-year-old wrong-way driver accused of causing a three-vehicle accident on southbound Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome Monday night was arrested for DUI, the Washington State Patrol said.
The collision closed all southbound lanes of I-5 for more than an hour.
There were three injured people, but the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, the State Patrol said.
The 86-year-old will be charged with vehicular assault and booked into jail after a trip to the hospital, the State Patrol said.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the 86-year-old was driving a 2011 Toyota RAV-4 the wrong way in the center lane when he hit the other two vehicles head on.
A 36-year-old passenger in one of the victim vehicles was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital. An 11-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy in one of the victim vehicles were not inured.