DUI-Marijuana arrest after Vancouver pedestrian struck, killed

DUI-Marijuana arrest after Vancouver pedestrian struck, killed

DUI-Marijuana arrest after Vancouver pedestrian struck, killed

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 8:56 AM

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.

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