Deputies say driver continued trip to pharmacy after hitting man in parking lot

Car in suspected DUI, hit-and-run

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. — Though his windshield was shattered from the impact of hitting a pedestrian, King County deputies said that didn’t stop a suspected DUI driver from completing his trip to the pharmacy.

On Sept. 4 at 11:21 a.m., deputies were called to the intersection of Southwest Bank Road and 100th Avenue Southwest on Vashon Island for a report of a pedestrian hit by a car.

Deputies said the victim, who was able to get up after being hit but was bleeding, said he was running across a shopping center parking lot when a man in a car turned into the lot, struck him, and kept going.

Police found the suspect’s car at a nearby pharmacy. Its windshield was shattered.

Deputies found the driver inside. While speaking to the man, they noticed he was swaying, his eyes were droopy and his speech was slurred, the sheriff’s office said.

The man told deputies he’d been drinking “heavily last night.”

The man was arrested and taken to the Vashon Precinct to be processed for DUI.

Authorities said the driver’s breath sample was .269, which is over three times the legal blood alcohol limit.

The man was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of DUI and hit-and-run.

Shattered windshield on DUI suspect's car
Suspect's breath analysis results