A woman suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol caused a collision on Highway 503 in Clark County on Tuesday night, landing herself and the other driver in the hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred around 5 p.m. in northern Clark County between Chelatchie and Amboy.
Police say a 52-year-old woman driving a Honda CRV was going north on 503 when she tried to make a left-hand turn into a driveway. In the process she collided with an Oldsmobile Alero heading the opposite direction.
The driver of the Oldsmobile, a 23-year-old Amboy woman, was injured. She was taken to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver. Her passengers, a 6-year-old boy and a 26-year-old woman, were not taken to the hospital.
The causing driver was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver for treatment of unspecified injuries, then taken to Clark County Jail. She may be charged with vehicular assault, third-degree assault, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.
State Patrol lists the woman’s failure to grant right-of-way to the passing vehicle as causing the crash.
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