DUI driver hits WSP car on SR401

Story Highlights:
None injured in Naselle car accident
Driver sideswiped WSP car before crashing
Collision caused by DUI

Date: January 11, 2011, 01/11/2011
Location: Naselle, Pacific County, Washington
Type: Car accident, DUI motor vehicle collision
Outcome: None injured

On Tuesday night,  a 47-year-old from Warrenton, Oregon was arrested on suspicion of DUI and for a hit-and-run misdemeanor.

The person was in a pickup truck that was traveling on Highway 401 near Naselle in Pacific County when it sideswiped a Washington State Patrol car, continued until it spun out and crashed into a ditch. The driver and WSP trooper were uninjured.

Washington Drunk Driving Statistics

In Washington State, 54% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. In 2009, 265 people in Washington State lost their lives in drunk driving crashes.

Washington State Drunk Driving Law
Washington State law provides that the drivers on the road have the duty to not operate a motor vehicle when under the influence of alcohol. See RCW 46.61.502 for more information.

Seattle Car Accident Attorneys
The drunk driving victim lawyers at Davis Law Group have experience dealing with collisions that were caused by someone who was under the influence of alcohol. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed due to drunk driving crash Seattle attorney Christopher Davis has a team of dedicated and experienced lawyers that will fight for the highest possible compensation for you.

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