Driver arrested for alleged DUI after injuring teen in sledding accident

Driver arrested for alleged DUI after injuring teen in sledding accident

A 20-year-old driver was arrested for an alleged DUI after hitting a 14-year-old boy on a sled in West Seattle on Monday.

A Ford Focus was traveling southbound on 35th Avenue SW approaching SW 110th Street when the boy entered the intersection riding a sled. The driver attempted to brake but the vehicle slid on the icy road, colliding with the sled. The boy sustained a head injury.

The driver called 911 and was evaluated at the scene. He was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.

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The boy was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he is recovering.

The driver was booked into King County Jail and the investigation is ongoing.

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