Northwest Briefly: Bellevue bride-to-be arrested on wedding day

  • Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 10:21pm
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Bride-to-be arrested on wedding day

BELLEVUE — A 31-year-old Bellevue bride-to-be heading home from her bachelorette party was arrested for drunk driving Saturday morning, hours before she was to get married.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Christina Martin said the woman was driving over 90 mph and weaving in and out of traffic on I-405 in Bellevue when she was stopped.

Martin said a trooper arrested the woman, processed her and let her take a cab home in time to make it to her early afternoon wedding in Burien.

Martin said the bride’s alcohol level was nearly twice the legal state limit.

Kennewick: Brush fire destroys 21 cars

A brush fire in south Kennewick has destroyed 21 cars and scorched more than 2 square miles.

Benton Fire District 1 Capt. Devin Helland said the lightning-sparked fire was reported around 5:44 a.m. Saturday. It was contained by 1:30 p.m.

The Tri-City Herald reported that Steve Bowers owned 21 cars and three snowmobiles burned in the fire. Bowers said the fire caused about $7,000 in damages.

Yakima: Former mill site for sale

The former Boise Cascade property north of downtown Yakima has been listed for $29 million, and some are worried about plans for its future.

The city has pinned its economic future on the old mill site, which sits on 211 acres along I-82.

News of the property listing prompted some business and city leaders to call the property owners seeking assurances that the development project was still on track.

A representative for the property ownership group told the Yakima Herald-Republic that the owners are going to work with the city to complete the initial phase of the project.

Vancouver, Wash.: Prosecutors deciding 1985 case

Clark County prosecutors are deciding whether to file new charges against a former Vancouver, Wash. police officer who withdrew a no-contest plea he entered in a 1980s sex abuse case.

The Court of Appeals ruled last year that Clyde Ray Spencer could withdraw the plea he entered in 1985, admitting then that he would be found guilty of molesting his children.

The Columbian newspaper reported prosecutors missed a deadline to request another review by a panel of Washington Supreme Court justices. They now must decide whether to dismiss the case or file new charges.

Spencer spent nearly 20 years in prison before his sentenced was commuted in 2004.

Alaska: Small plane missing

Searchers were looking Sunday for a small plane carrying four people, including three park rangers, that disappeared in southwest Alaska during bad weather. The aerial search was focusing on rugged coastal terrain in Katmai National Park and the floatplane’s destination in King Salmon.

Associated Press