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Silverdale, Washington – Truck Crashes Into Bank ATM, Driver Suspected of DUI

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Posted on May 23, 2019

Silverdale, Washington (May 20, 2019) – A truck crashed into the drive-thru ATM of Key Bank on Silverdale Way Northwest on Monday afternoon. Fortunately there were no reports of injuries from the incident.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies believe the truck driver was intoxicated the crash happened. The driver stated that he was at the location for a withdrawal when the truck lurched forward and crashed into the pillars supporting the drive-thru’s roof. He also said the truck had a recall notice, though deputies had said that recall was about the truck suddenly shifting of first gear, regardless of speed. A bottle of red liquid which has been identified as wine was observed in the truck, and the driver admitted to having drunk wine earlier in the day. When the driver voluntarily provided a breath sample, it was found that the amount of alcohol in his system was roughly three times the legal limit.He was booked into Kitsap County Jail.

About Car Accidents

According to 2016 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 people die everyday from vehicle accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver, which translates to a death every 50 minutes. Additionally, 2016 data also points to 28% of all traffic-related deaths in America. Driving under influence covers not only alcohol-impaired drivers, but also those under the influence of other substances. Drugs other than alcohol accounted for 16% of vehicle crashes in 2015 data. Marijuana use in particular is rising, with 13% of nighttime weekends drivers being found with marijuana in their system. Whether impaired by alcohol, narcotics, or any other substances, the dangers of driving under influence should be clear. Driving is an activity that requires awareness at all times and following street regulations as much as possible. Being under the influence of other substances brings down road awareness, as well as closing down reflex skills and attention.

We urge everyone to be in a stable health condition before going behind the wheel. Any condition that can cause impairments on your judgement puts many people at risk, which goes not only for drivers but pedestrians as well. Aside from the obvious dangers of drunk driving, it would also help to identify busy roads and try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well. Our sympathies and compassion for anyone who was caught up in a vehicle accident due to intoxicated drivers.