Wenatchee Crash Prompts Police Warning, “Don’t Drink and Drive”

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Wenatchee Police at scene of suspected DUI Crash

Wenatchee police say a Friday evening crash involving a suspected drunk driver could have been prevented. Only minor injuries resulted in the single-vehicle accident. Police described the incident on the Department’s Facebook page.

Police say it happened shortly after 7 pm. The driver was headed up Orondo Street and reportedly failed to make the left turn onto Okanogan Avenue. While attempting the turn, the vehicle went up onto the sidewalk and struck a city lamp pole, ripping the passenger front wheel and suspension off the SUV and putting it on its roof.

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Wenatchee police investigate suspected DUI crash

The driver sustained only minor injuries and was booked into jail for DUI.

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Wenatchee Police photo of beer bottle in seat of car that crashed Friday evening.

Police say in the Facebook post, “This could have been a tragic event for the driver or anyone on the sidewalk during this incident. If you plan on drinking, please have a plan to get home that does not involve you behind the wheel.”