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Pasco, Washington – Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Residence at Kent Lane

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Posted on November 27, 2019

Pasco, Washington (November 26, 2019) – A suspected drunk driver crashed into a residence on the 5900 block of Kent Lane on early Tuesday morning. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. The driver, identified as Melissa Olheiser, fled the scene but was later found at a neighboring home. She has been taken into police custody.

The incident was first reported by the owner of the residence just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Olheiser had fled the scene by the time police arrived, but after searching for about half an hour they found her and took her into custody for hit and run collision. She has been booked into Franklin County Jail. police suspect that Olheiser was under the influence of alcohol during the time of the crash.

About Vehicle Accidents

From data gathered on car crashes into buildings, the cause was usually operator error or pedal error. For operator errors, drivers usually accelerated or were at high speeds, or were in the wrong gear. Pedal error means that drivers stepped on the gas when they meant to step on the brake. Other, smaller factors for crashing into buildings are situation-based, such as driving under influence, traffic accidents, weather conditions or medical emergencies. A very small percentage are for people who intentionally ram buildings to commit theft. From these causes, lack of control is a common feature.

Because of the crash site, the threat of injuries applies not only to the occupants of the car but also people inside the building. Damage can also be done to either the car or the struck building. As always, we urge everyone to drive with caution and practice safe driving wherever you go. Doing so minimizes damage and injuries you can inflict not only on yourself, but on others as well. If you have however become a victim of a vehicle accident of any sort, we extend our sympathies and compassion.