EVERETT — Police believe an Everett man was driving drunk when he crashed into a tree Monday morning, killing a passenger.
Just before 4 a.m., Arthur Injinmej was driving in the 700 block of East Marine View Drive in Everett when he crashed his Infiniti G25 into a tree, according to an officer’s report.
When police arrived, a man in his 20s was reportedly on the ground outside the Infiniti. The man died at the scene.
As of Tuesday, authorities hadn’t publicly identified the deceased.
Injinmej, 20, told an Everett officer he was driving, according to police.
The officer noted Injinmej’s eyes were glossy. His breath smelled of alcohol, police said. While standing, he swayed back and forth. Injinmej was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett due to injuries sustained in the crash.
En route to the hospital, Injinmej told paramedics he’d been drinking alcohol, but hadn’t done any drugs, according to the police report.
Police arrested Injinmej for investigation of vehicular homicide. After being treated at the hospital, he was booked Monday morning into the Snohomish County Jail.
Injinmej has a couple previous driving infractions, court records show. In 2020, police ticketed him for driving 20 mph over the speed limit. The same year, he was fined for driving without insurance.
The crash investigation closed a small part of East Marine View Drive early Monday.
At his first appearance in court Tuesday, the suspect limped and his face was bruised.
Everett District Court Judge Anthony Howard found probable cause for the allegation. He set bail at $250,000, at the request of prosecutors.
On Tuesday, the suspect remained in the Snohomish County Jail.
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