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TACOMA, Wash. -- Amazing. A miracle. Odd.

That s how drivers and police described a woman s trip on I-5 early Wednesday morning.

According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), a 60-year-old Olympia woman drove nearly 18 miles north, in the southbound lanes of I-5 around 2 a.m.

She nearly ran into Rick Ingraham, a truck driver.

It s probably a miracle if you ask me, said Ingraham, who had just moved out of the fast lane after drivers in the opposite direction on I-5 flashed their lights at him. No sooner did I do that did a white little sedan come flying by me.

Troopers said the woman topped speeds of 100 miles per hour during her drive.

WSP stopped the woman by closing I-5 at the main gate for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

A spike strip punctured one of her tires.

It appeared to investigators she had been drinking and taking prescription medication.

She couldn t even grasp what had just happened, she was amazed by it, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill.

A man at the woman s house in Olympia said she does not know or remember what happened.

Investigators said the woman has no prior convictions.

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