Woman crashes into fence at JBLM after I-5 chase

by: KIRO 7 Updated:

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. —

A woman crashed into a fence at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Saturday morning when she fled to avoid police after trying to back up on the freeway, authorities said.

Police said a woman was driving south on Interstate 5 near 320th Street when she tried to back up.

Officers attempted to pull her over for a traffic violation, but the woman drove away.

The woman fled at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

She then crashed into a fence at JBLM.

There was a 200-foot skid mark before she crashed into the barrier.

The woman was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries shortly after 7 a.m.

According to authorities, the driver was suspected of driving under the influence.