A woman was booked into the Pierce County Jail for vehicular assault just after 11 p.m. Friday after a three-car crash on Interstate 5.
The crash closed three of four lanes on northbound I-5 at Pacific Avenue for four hours, according to the Washington State Patrol. The agency is investigating the driver for a DUI.
The 58-year-old Tacoma driver was booked into the Pierce County Jail for vehicular assault.
Trooper Brooke Bova said lane closures on the interstate caused a traffic backup, and the causing driver didn’t stop in time. She rear-ended another driver with her 1998 Cadillac DeVille, and that car struck the one in front of his.
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A 63-year-old passenger in the Cadillac was transported to a nearby hospital with a broken arm and a broken hip, Bova said. Nobody else was injured.