Woman handcuffed at scene of I-5 rollover

Accident blocks southbound 39th Street offramp

By Bob Albrecht, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: May 16, 2011, 12:02 PM

 

Emergency responders have been called to a report of a car rolled over on the southbound 39th Street offramp from Interstate 5.

The accident was reported about 9:45 a.m. The vehicle involved is a black Mitsubishi four-door sedan.

Sheila Palmer, 40, of Vancouver was handcuffed by the Washington State Patrol at the scene.

The exact charges were not immediately clear. A spokesman with the state patrol said Palmer had been drinking, but had a blood-alcohol concentration of less than .08, which is the legal limit. She may have been on prescription drugs.

Web cams show traffic moving normally on the freeway; however the offramp will be closed for a while, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

It is not known exactly how the wreck occurred, nor if anyone suffered injuries.