A high-speed chase in Yakima County, Washington, led to the arrest of the driver involved, a 30-year-old man. Unexpectedly, a second man drove himself to the scene and allegedly demonstrated enough symptoms of impairment that authorities also arrested him on DUI charges.
The 30-year-old man faces charges of driving with a suspended license, as well as eluding after he reportedly led authorities on a high-speed chase. Last Wednesday evening, law enforcement attempted to pull the driver over for allegedly going 75 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone. The chase reportedly ended up on Old Durr Road, where dust and dirt due to poor maintenance reduced visibility and caused authorities to lose track of the driver.
Law enforcement reportedly employed a K9 unit and a drone to locate the driver after he allegedly left the road and went into hiding. However, it was reportedly the light from his phone activating that alerted authorities to his presence.
For reasons that are somewhat unclear, a 64-year-old man arrived at the scene during the driver’s arrest. The relationship between the two remains vague, but the second man reportedly expressed disappointment in the first. Authorities concluded that he may have driven himself to the scene while intoxicated, observing that he had urinated in his pants, smelled like alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. Law enforcement then made a second arrest, charging the second man with DUI.
Both men went to jail following the arrests, but it is unclear whether they are still there. People facing charges related to drunk driving may find it helpful to discuss the case with an attorney.