Deputies suspect driver in head-on collision was impaired

Deputies suspect driver in head-on collision was impaired

Deputies suspect driver in head-on collision was impaired

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 16, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 16 at 12:04 PM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash-- Sheriff’s deputies suspected the driver in a head on collision that seriously injured himself and two others, early Saturday morning, was impaired.

Deputies said 29-year-old David J. Rogers was driving westbound on Government Way in a pickup truck at 2:30 a.m., when he crossed into eastbound traffic near Houston Road. Rogers struck a Mitsubishi head-on according to deputies.

The 21-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries according to The Spokane County Sheriff’s Department.

Both Rogers and a 32-year-old passenger, who was ejected through the windshield of the pickup, were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries according to officials.

Collision techs with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department investigated the scene of the collision. They suspected Rogers was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana at the time of the wreck.

Rogers faced two counts of Vehicular Assault according to deputies.

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