A man fleeing from Thurston County sheriff’s deputies was arrested after trying to go the wrong way on Interstate 5 late Monday, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The chase started about 5:30 p.m. when the man failed to stop at a stop sign on the old Pacific Highway in Nisqually, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Carla Carter said.
The car fled north at high speeds into Pierce County with deputies in pursuit, Carter said.
When the vehicle approached Interstate 5 from the Mounts Road interchange, it attempted to go down an off-ramp, she said. A pursuing deputy rammed the car and stopped it there, its trunk crunched.
“We try to disable the vehicle as soon as the pursuit starts,” Carter said. “There was a little bit more of an urgency to that, I’m sure.”
The male driver, who had a felony warrant, and his male passenger were arrested, Carter said.