Elderly Driver causes crash on I-5 Driving Wrong-way

An 86-year old driver was driving the wrong way down I-5 on Christmas morning. A state trooper reports the man drove nearly two miles south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 through Olympia and Tumwater.

The man caused at least one crash when another driver swerved to avoid him.

When the man was eventually pulled over by State Patrol, he was issued a citation for negligent driving and was put in for a license re-evaluation.

Washington State does not restrict license renewal based on age alone. Drivers can renew their license online or at a local Department of Licensing office. Every alternate renewal has to be done in person. The in-person renewal requires a vision test for drivers of all ages.

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