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1 Seriously Hurt, I-95 Traffic Stopped for Hours After DUI Crash: Police

A woman stopped in traffic on I-95 in Prince William County was rear-ended by a DUI driver, police say

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A woman has life-threatening injuries and I-95 traffic was stopped for hours in Virginia on Thursday after a crash caused by someone driving under the influence, Virginia State Police say. 

The driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck, Michael A. Pope, 47, of Triangle, Virginia, was arrested for DUI, police said. 

The crash involving the pickup, a sedan and two tractor-trailers occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. 

Southbound traffic had slowed to a stop on southbound I-95 in Dale City. Pope was "unable to stop in time" and rear-ended an Acura TSX, police said. 

The impact of the initial crash caused the Acura to hit two tractor-trailers. 

The woman driving the Acura was taken to a hospital for serious injuries. Pope had minor injuries, was arrested and was taken to the county jail. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

Some drivers headed south on I-95 in the area were stuck on the highway for up to five hours overnight, First 4 Traffic reported.

An investigation is ongoing.

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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