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Tag: State Route 512


Man pleads not guilty after allegedly driving headlong into Pierce County patrol car, swinging at sheriff’s deputy after chase

A man accused of driving into a patrol car and then taking swings at a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty Monday.

The 46-year-old Tacoma man was charged with second- and third-degree assault and trying to elude police. He was held pending $500,000 bail.

According to court records, the man was driving a stolen vehicle and making random turns about 3:15 a.m. July 12 near 96th Street East and 48th Avenue East in Summit when deputies tried to pull him over.

Prosecutors said the man accelerated and took the chase to state Route 512 and then Interstate 5, drove

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CLEARED: Accidents near State Route 512 to slow I-5 traffic in both directions, State Patrol says

UPDATE: The ramp to SR 512 has been cleared, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. WSDOT Traffic cameras don’t show backups in either direction of I-5.

INITIAL POST: A two-car collision on northbound Interstate 5 is completely blocking the off ramp to State Route 512, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Another one-car crash is blocking the left lane of southbound I-5 just south of SR 512.

There are no major injuries in either crash, Trooper Guy Gill said, but they’re expected to delay traffic.

“Traffic in that area is definitely going to be slow until all the

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CLEARED: 3-car crash involving semi trucks blocking lane of SR 512

UPDATE: The collision is cleared, Trooper Guy Gill said.

INITIAL POST: A three-car collision involving two semi trucks is blocking one lane of westbound State Route 512 at Interstate 5, Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said. There were no injuries, and the lane is expected to open soon, Gill said.

Washington State Patrol photo