Another officer at the scene saw that there was a small about of blood on the inside of the passenger door of the vehicle and asked the driver if there was a passenger. The man originally denied that the was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the collision but he later changed his story and said that his friend had ran off when he saw the lights from the police car.
The driver was subsequently arrested for DUI and taken to the Hoquiam police station for processing where he was issued a citation and later released to a sober, responsible adult.
The driver had not been injured during the collision.
The passenger was located in a bar in the downtown area and identified. He had sustained a small cut above his eye but he did not require medical attention.
The amount of damage to the vehicle or the cement barrier (if any) is not known.