Small boat’s skipper accused of hit-and-run on Puget Sound

A Shoreline man allegedly rammed another vessel, hurting two people, and didn’t stop to help.

EDMONDS — A Shoreline man, 48, is facing possible charges for a hit-and-run boat crash on Labor Day, according to Edmonds police.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m., the man allegedly was driving a 22-foot boat in Puget Sound when he crashed into a 28-foot vessel near the Edmonds ferry terminal. The suspect appeared to be driving at a high speed, witnesses told authorities.

The boat that was hit had to be towed to a nearby dock. Two people on the vessel suffered minor injuries and were treated at a nearby hospital.

Edmonds officers spoke to the suspect after he docked. He said he fled the scene of the collision because he was scared, according to a statement from police.

“The investigation showed that he had made no effort to stop at the scene of the collision, call 911 or advise Port Security of the crash after he came into the marina,” the police statement said.

Police are referring the possible hit-and-run case to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.

Talk to us

More in Local News

42 test positive for COVID-19 at Whidbey Island nursing home

The Coupeville facility’s 49 residents and 100 staff members have all been tested for the virus.

Comments welcome on the proposed Lake Stevens Costco

The company’s permit to fill wetlands is under review. Public comment is open until April 12.

Possible parking dispute led to gunfire, man’s death

A 37-year-old man from Federal Way died Saturday night after a shooting near Lynnwood.

Coronavirus adds to plight of Snohomish County’s homeless

Obstacles persist for the unsheltered amid the pandemic, even as some are relocated to motels.

Hospitalized prisoner tests positive for COVID-19

He had been transported to a Snohomish County medical center for unrelated concerns.

Swedish, SEIU reach tentative agreement after year of talks

The union is asking its 8,000 members to vote on the deal starting Saturday.

Inslee signs new law requiring public schools offer sex ed

Foes can now gather signatures for a referendum that would give voters a chance to keep or repeal it

Naval Station Everett sailor diagnosed with COVID-19

The crew member is assigned to the USS Johnson. This is the only sailor to be so diagnosed in the state.

Man accused in 100 mph chase: He was teaching a dog to drive

Troopers chased his car from Marysville to Arlington — then onto the Centennial Trail.

Most Read