A pickup struck two cars on U.S. 2 Sunday night. (Washington State Patrol)

A pickup struck two cars on U.S. 2 Sunday night. (Washington State Patrol)

Mill Creek man accused of DUI, vehicular assault, hit-and-run

He allegedly hit a parked car along U.S. 2 and fled. Four people were injured, including a teenager.

GOLD BAR — Four people were hospitalized Sunday night after a driver reportedly ran his truck into two parked cars along U.S. 2 and then tried to get away.

A Mill Creek man, 43, was arrested for investigation of DUI, vehicular assault and hit-and-run.

Around 5:40 p.m. Sunday, the man was driving westbound on the highway when he reportedly hit the rear of a 2019 Honda Fit hatchback parked on the westbound shoulder, near Fir Road. The parked vehicle flipped upside-down, according to a report from the Washington State Patrol.

Another parked vehicle there was also hit, a 2009 Honda CR-V. No one was inside. The suspect was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado.

None of the four people inside the hatchback was wearing a seat belt. A 15-year-old boy from Maple Valley was in the driver’s seat, the state patrol said.

He and a 61-year-old Kent man were transported to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. One had a broken collar bone, broken ribs and a bleeding spleen. The other person’s injuries were not reported.

The other two passengers were transported to EvergreenHealth Monroe. One sustained a broken arm and the other had a broken collarbone. They are 30 and 32 years old, but no other identifying details were given.

The Mill Creek man allegedly drove away and into a neighborhood, parked and hid behind his vehicle. Someone who lived nearby saw him and called 911. A witness to the crash followed the suspect to the neighborhood and identified him for officers.

“On first contact with the driver I immediately smelled the odor of intoxicants,” a trooper wrote.

Eventually, the suspect blew into a breathalyzer that showed his alcohol level was over the legal limit. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail.

Stephanie Davey: 425-339-3192; sdavey@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @stephrdavey.

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