Suspected drunk driver creates chaos on I-5 Tuesday morning

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

All lanes were blocked on northbound I-5 Tuesday morning

22 year old Dreyer A. Cazorla La Rosa of Seattle was driving northbound on I-5 through Shoreline at 155th at 2:36am on Tuesday when he struck a vehicle in lane two.

The vehicle was driven by Kenneth B. Johnson of Kirkland. Cazorla continued driving, while Johnson got out of his car.

Johnson and his vehicle were then struck by a vehicle driven by Anthony Beauchamp of Auburn.

Cazorla abandoned his vehicle by the bus barn near 175th and fled on foot, leaving it sitting in lane three.

A deputy from the King County Sheriff's office reached the scene and located Cazorla, who punched him in the face.

Jaswinder S. Brar of Surrey, B.C., driving a 2015 Volvo Tractor with a 2008 Utility Trailer then hit the first two disabled vehicles.

Johnson was transported to Harborview with minor injuries.

Photo courtesy WSP
The three cars were totalled and impounded to WSP bullpen. The truck was damaged and towed.

A passenger in Cazorla's vehicle and the drivers, aside from Johnson, were not injured.

Cazorla was charged with DUI felony hit and run, and vehicular assault, and arrested.

The freeway was completely blocked northbound. Traffic was routed off the freeway at the bus barn exit and routed around the collision area. There was still a two mile backup.

Southbound traffic slowed as well and backed up as far as ten miles.

All lanes of northbound I-5 at NE 155th St in Shoreline reopened at 7:30am.


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