A Hoquiam man was arrested on investigation of Driving Under the Influence charges after he admitted to police that he drove his truck into an apartment complex early this morning. The Hoquiam Police Department said in a post to social media that it was reported at 12:27 AM. Officers were called to the corner of 16th and Riverside the suspect vehicle, a dark-colored Toyota Pickup, fled the scene toward the Woodlawn area.
Extensive damage was sustained to the corner patio-area of the apartment. The residents were unharmed. The officer also found a Toyota emblem among the debris.
Officer Gaddis located the vehicle in the 800 block of Broadway and contacted the registered owner, a 22-year-old Hoquiam man, about the damage and missing emblem.
Gaddis reported it was very obvious the suspect was highly impaired and eventually admitted to crashing his pickup and taking off. He was arrested for DUI and hit and run.
The department added, “If you plan on going out and having adult beverages or smoking the devil’s lettuce plan ahead. It will always be cheaper to call a cab or an acquaintance to get a ride home!”