The Spokesman-Review reports that Jennifer C. Ellington, 28, of Newport may be charged with vehicular assault in the Spokane-area car accident that injured her two passengers, a 15-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy as well as the driver of a car that she rear-ended.
According to the report, Ellington was driving southbound on Newport Highway around 6:30pm Friday night when she rear-ended a Mercedes driven by Albert R. Westover, 41, that was stopped for a traffic light. The force of the impact pushed the Mercedes into a Honda Civic driven by Jamie Cutshall, 18, of Usk. Westover was also injured in the crash.
Ellington was treated for her injuries at the accident scene. Westover and Ellington’s two passengers were taken to Providence Holy Family Hospital for treatment. All three vehicles were totaled.
Police believe that Ellington may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the motor vehicle accident. Washington State Vehicle Code RCW 46.61.522 Vehicular Assault provides that a driver can be charged if he or she seriously injures someone while driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving with reckless disregard to the safety of others.
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