Hoquiam Arrest for DUI, Hit & Run, Felony Eluding and No Insurance
While the pick-up was traversing the turn onto the Riverside Bridge it drifted to the right and struck the curb with the left front tire. After leaving the bridge the pick-up turned to northbound toward Lincoln Street. It traveled along Lincoln until it turned to eastbound on Eklund where it drifted into the parking lane in the 800 block and struck a 1993 Toyota pick-up that was legally parked on the street. The suspect vehicle pushed the Toyota approximately 35 feet along the street before it cleared the Toyota and turned to northbound on Monroe Street. The pick-up then turned on Chenault Street, traveled several blocks then came to a stop near a wooded area. The male driver immediately got out of the pick-up and began to run toward the wooded area. Sgt. Krohn gave chase and eventually used his Taser to subdue the man after he was warned to stop fleeing. A 56 year old Hoquiam was then taken into custody without further incident.
The man was arrested for Felony Eluding, Hit and Run, Driving While Under the Influence, Driving While License Suspended and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Proof of Insurance. He was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail.
The extent of damage to the suspect vehicle (a 1983 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up) or the parked vehicle that was struck is not known. The suspect suffered only minor scratches during the incident and apprehension and was examined by paramedics of the Hoquiam fire department.