Washington State Patrol

Driver Faces DUI Charge After Being Found Stopped and Asleep Along Interstate 5

By The Chronicle

A Tacoma man is facing a charge of driving under the influence after law enforcement officers reported finding him passed out in a running vehicle with his foot on the brake on Northbound Interstate 5.

According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, at 4:13 a.m. on Sunday, troopers in a marked patrol vehicle pulled in behind a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe parked on the right shoulder of the freeway at milepost 136 in Tacoma.

The Tahoe was running and in gear. When officers and medical personnel attempted to wake the driver, identified as Tyrel A. Bradley, 28, of Tacoma, the brake was released and the vehicle went into traffic.

The troopers, driving a 2016 Ford Explorer patrol vehicle, attempted to use the vehicle to stop the Tahoe.

The patrol vehicle was damaged. No injuries were reported.

Bradley is facing a DUI charge, according to the state patrol.