Man apprehended after rolling Jeep, injuring passenger, on Moclips beach

MOCLIPS, Wash. – A Lake Tapps man remains in custody this morning on charges of Vehicular Assault and Hit and Run after allegedly leaving his passenger in an overturned Jeep on a beach about a mile south of Moclips Friday night.

The Washington State Patrol reports the 43 year old was apparently driving recklessly and doing donuts on the beach when he lost control of a 1979 Jeep CJ5 and flipped it on its side around 11:20 p.m. His passenger, a 43 year old Buckley man, was transported to Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
Drugs or alcohol are believed to have been involved, the accident reamins under investigation.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.