DUI Driver Arrested after Head-On Collision on Highway 17
MOSES LAKE, WA (September 27, 2019) – Two people suffered injuries in a suspected DUI crash on Highway 17, late Friday evening.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the incident happened at about 11:45 PM. A southbound 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 29-year-old Joey Flores, allegedly crossed the center line. There, it collided with a northbound 2020 Freightliner semi-truck driven by 56-year-old Kevin Ott of Walla Walla.
Emergency responders rushed both Ott and Flores to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake with non-life threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported by the authorities.
Officers later arrested Flores on suspicion of driving under the influence. Investigators will release additional information once it becomes available.
Do not attempt to drive when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In addition, reach out to a family member or a friend to come pick you up. By following the rules of the road, you can help avoid dangerous accidents.
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