A 40-year-old Lacey man was arrested early Saturday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence and reckless driving after he topped speeds of more than 100 miles per hour on northbound Interstate 5, according to the Washington State Patrol.
About 5 p.m. Saturday, a trooper was just clearing the scene of a traffic stop on southbound U.S. Highway 101 when the Lacey man, driving a 1995 Acura NSX, passed him at 110 miles per hour in a 45 mph speed zone, agency spokesman Trooper Guy Gill said.
The Lacey man passed the trooper so quickly that he wasn’t sure what kind of vehicle he was driving, Gill said.
The trooper eventually stopped the driver in the area of northbound I-5 and Pacific Avenue, but not before the Lacey man swerved around traffic using all lanes of the freeway, including the shoulder.
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The driver eventually had to yield to heavier traffic and pulled over, Gill said.
In addition to facing a reckless driving charge, the man was also facing a charge of driving under the influence. His blood alcohol content was thought to be more than twice the legal limit of .08, Gill said.
The man was booked into the Thurston County Jail on Saturday night.