I-5 wrong-way driver plows through roadblock, hits two cars

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A driver who went the wrong way on Interstate 5 for more than 20 miles in Mount Vernon ran through a roadblock and crashed into two other vehicles Wednesday morning.

The Washington State Patrol said multiple 911 calls came in around 4 a.m. reporting the driver heading south in the northbound lanes.

Troopers set up a roadblock near milepost 226 in Mount Vernon. WSP says the driver went through the roadblock, crashing into a Subaru and semi-truck stopped at the scene. Trooper Heather Axtman said the vehicles were stopped by troopers to prevent them from getting hit by the wrong-way driver.

None of the drivers were injured in the collision. Troopers took the wrong-way driver into custody for suspicion of DUI.

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All lanes reopened shortly after 5 a.m.