Suspected DUI driver arrested after hit-and-run collision involving several vehicles

MONROE, Wash. — A 37-year-old Everett man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested Saturday afternoon after attempting to flee a collision involving four other vehicles, Monroe police said.

Officials said officers responded at 4:18 p.m. to a collision at the intersection of State Route 2 and Chain Lake Road. Initial reports revealed that others were trying to keep a blue Honda Civic from fleeing a crash involving three cars.

When officers arrived, they said they saw a damaged blue Civic speed away from the crash, run a red light and then strike two other cars, which caused it to stop.

The driver of the Civic, who officers said had a “strong odor of intoxicants,” was taken into custody.

According to law enforcement, “alcoholic beverage containers were observed inside the vehicle.”

The driver was booked into jail for hit-and-run and attempting to elude police.

The crash reportedly impacted traffic in the area for two hours; however, no serious injuries were reported.

The crash remains under investigation.