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Wenatchee, Washington – Impaired Driver Crashes Into Several Fixed Objects at Cedar Wood Lane

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Posted on November 25, 2019

Wenatchee, Washington (November 18, 2019) – An impaired driver crashed at Cedar Wood Lane on Monday following a police chase. The suspect, identified as Timothy Fryhover, was the driver of a suspect vehicle in a car accident that occurred on the 1000 block of Springwater Avenue when he fled the scene, prompting police chase. While police were giving chase Fryhover was reported to have swerved into oncoming traffic, causing other motorists to go off the roadway to avoid colliding with him. He ended up turning into Cedar Wood lane, where his car struck two power boxes, street signs, and a fire hydrant before a police vehicle pinned his car in. Fortunately no injuries were reported in the incident. Fryhover has been booked into Chelan County Regional Justice Center for charges of DUI, hit and run, driving with a suspended license.

About Vehicle 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.