MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Separate Washington State troopers arrested the same driver on three different occasions in four consecutive days for driving under the influence.
The first arrest came on March 8, when a trooper in Whatcom County spotted a vehicle having difficulty staying within the lanes of I-5. The trooper stopped the car and arrested the man for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
He was processed, but due to medical issues, the man was released to the hospital.
The next day, March 9, a separate trooper in Mount Vernon responded to a non-injury collision that involved the same driver on I-5. After investigating the situation, the man was arrested for DUI again.
Due to the collision, there was a requirement the man be evaluated by the hospital before he could be booked into the Skagit Valley Jail. However, the hospital determined an overnight stay was necessary and the man was released to the hospital again.
Two days later, March 11, a third trooper in Mount Vernon spotted the same car having difficulty staying within the lanes of I-5 again. The trooper stopped the car, investigated and arrested him a third time for a DUI.
The driver has now been booked into the Skagit Valley Jail.