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2 Olympia-area driving incidents keep Washington State Patrol busy Saturday

Two Olympia-area driving incidents kept the Washington State Patrol busy Saturday.

The first happened in the early morning, according to Trooper Guy Gill.

Sometime before 7 a.m., a 22-year-old man was pulled over on southbound Interstate 5 near Exit 105 after allegedly driving 117 mph in his full-size Chevy truck. Troopers later determined that he was driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level thought to be around 0.16.

The legal limit is 0.08.

The man, an active-duty soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was later taken into custody and transported to the base, Gill said.

A few hours later, the WSP was tipped off to a woman driving erratically on northbound I-5. There were more than 19 911 calls about the driver, Gill said.

The 28-year-old Tacoma woman eventually was pulled over just north of the Nisqually River bridge, he said. She also allegedly struck three vehicles and was thought to be driving under the influence, he said.

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