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Driver Arrested For DUI, Passenger Arrested For Shooting Out Of A Moving Vehicle.

We have an update to an incident that we first posted to our Facebook page originally that went out as a passenger in a vehicle that was shooting at mailboxes on SR 109 while traveling on 109 on April 29th just after 6:30 PM. 

The update comes from the Hoquiam Police Department where they say the Driver ended up being DUI, and the passenger arrested for shooting while in a moving vehicle.  

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On April 29, 2019 at 1832 hours, Hoquiam officers copied a priority E911 Dispatch broadcast of a shooting on SR109 near Grass Creek Loop north of Hoquiam.

Apparently a passenger in a gray sedan was shooting at mailboxes with a handgun while southbound on the highway.

Officer Spaur responded to the area of SR109 at the SR109 Spur to wait for the suspect vehicle. Within a few minutes, Officer Spaur spotted the suspect vehicle.

Officer Spaur was assisted by Sgt. Blundred in conducting a felony traffic stop on the vehicle on SR109 before it entered the more populated areas of town, especially John Gable Park which was hosting several softball games.

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The suspect vehicle rolled along for some distance before finally stopping on SR109 near Paulson Road; the occupants were ordered out of the vehicle at gunpoint.

It was subsequently determined the driver, a 39-year old man from Auburn was intoxicated. He was arrested at the scene for DUI by a trooper from the Washington State Patrol.

A deputy sheriff from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Department responded and took custody of the passenger, a 43-year old Seattle man, for shooting from the moving vehicle. The suspect was also intoxicated and a 9-mm pistol was recovered from the car.

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