All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 near the Georgetown area have reopened after a closure that started when the Washington State Patrol arrested a woman Wednesday morning.
Lanes reopened around noon and traffic was backed up for four miles, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said troopers initially saw a woman in the Federal Way rest area with “obvious impairment” around 10 a.m. The driver would not listen to commands, rammed a patrol vehicle and started driving northbound, he said.
After a supervisor authorized a pursuit, officials used a maneuver that forced the car to spin around backward and stop. There were no injures, and the woman was taken into custody, Johnson said.