Driver arrested after early-morning crash near Wauna that injured 2

Staff writerMarch 16, 2014 

A Gig Harbor-area man was booked into jail Sunday on suspicion of vehicular assault and failure to remain at the scene of an injury accident that happened near Wauna.

The 23-year-old was driving a 2001 Dodge Stratus westbound on state Route 302, when he left the roadway and hit a tree shortly after 2 a.m. near Emerald Drive Northwest, the State Patrol said.

A 26-year-old man in the car was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital with injuries, and a 24-year-old man was injured and taken to St. Joseph Medical Center.

Their conditions were not immediately available.

The cause of the wreck was driving under the influence, according to a State Patrol report.

The News Tribune does not generally name suspects before they have been charged with a crime.

Further details were not immediately available.

alexis.krell@thenewstribune.com

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