On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at approximately 1544 hours, Hoquiam officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision in the 2500 block of Aberdeen Avenue. It was reported a car had crashed into a parked van and was partially blocking the roadway.
Upon the arrival of the officers, they located a white 2003 Mercedes-Benz sedan with severe front-end damage in the roadway next to a black 2009 Dodge Caravan which had sustained damage to the driver's front wheel and fender.
Investigation revealed the 26-year old Hoquiam male driver of the Mercedes-Benz had just left an autobody shop on Ontario Street where he had inquired about another vehicle he was having repaired.
After leaving the shop, the male admitted he was angry about the repair, so he accelerated rapidly as he turned off Ontario Street onto Aberdeen Avenue, whereby he lost control of his car and struck the van parked on the opposite curb.
The impact caused severe damage to the front of the Mercedes-Benz. The force of the collision not only broke the van's driver side front wheel, but also shoved the passenger front wheel over the curb which broke the rim.
It is possible both vehicles were totaled from the impact.
The Hoquiam Fire Department responded to mitigate the oil and fuel spilled on the street.
The driver was arrested at the scene for reckless driving and transported to the Hoquiam City Jail. Although he admitted he had been drinking before the collision, he was determined not to be under the influence.
The driver was cited and later released pending a court date in the Hoquiam Municipal Court.