Driver in Cheney crash admits to drinking 7 alcoholic beverages

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 9:40 PM

CHENEY, Wash.-- The driver in a crash on Saturday admitted to having two Bloody Mary’s and five beers according to court documents. The driver's son was seriously injured in the wreck.

Washington State Patrol said three people were injured Saturday evening in a crash just outside of Cheney.

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Authorities said Curtis Cooley, 47, was trying to pass multiple vehicles in the eastbound lane of State Route 904 in a no passing zone. Officials said Cooley then hit another vehicle in the eastbound lane.
Cooley faces vehicular assault charges. He remains out of jail as he awaits future court hearings.

The driver of the other vehicle, Raquel Caballero, 21, was injured and taken to the hospital. Cooley was also injured along with a boy who was in the car with him. Both were transported to the hospital. The boy was listed in critical condition Saturday night.

Cooley’s son was seated behind him and lost consciousness by the time authorities arrived according to charging papers.

KREM 2 News was originally told the boy was 8-years-old. Court documents show he is 10-years-old. The boy had to be rushed into surgery after the crash to repair a tear in his intestines according to investigators.

Charging papers said Cooley told investigators he had been at an Eastern Eagle’s football game and had alcoholic beverages at a tailgater there.

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