Two men were arrested Sunday after the state troopers caught them racing at 105 mph on Interstate 5 in Tumwater.
The two suspects were racing their white Subaru Imprezas just before 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22 on northbound I-5 when they passed a Washington State Patrol trooper near the Trosper Road exit.
One of the suspects exited the freeway at U.S. 101, while the other continued north on I-5, said Trooper Guy Gill. State troopers caught up to both suspects and arrested them for reckless driving. The 18-year-old Auburn man and the 31-year-old Olympia man were booked into Thurston County Jail.
The speed limit is 60 mph on that stretch of I-5. Gill said the suspects weaved in and out of traffic, and also drove on the shoulder.
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“Sundays are big travel days. Traffic was not light,” Gill told The Olympian. “These individuals were clearly putting a lot of people at risk.”
Gill noted that the suspects’ Subarus were 2004 and 2005 models.