VANCOUVER -- A man who reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian early Monday evening was cited for DUI-Marijuana.
Police were dispatched to East Mill Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road about 5:50 p.m. on a report of a pedestrian being struck, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.
The driver was westbound on Mill Plain and the pedestrian reportedly stepped onto the street from a median, she said. The pedestrian was dead when officers arrived. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police, she said.
A second driver nearly hit the pedestrian, she told KGW.
Scotty R. Rowles, 47, was arrested for DUI-Marijuana after being questioned by a drug recognition expert, she said.
The name of the pedestrian was not released.
The arrest comes weeks after the possession of marijuana was made legal by a statewide vote in November. How police enforce pot-impaired driving laws has been part of the public policy debate since the vote.