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Fleeing Driver T-Bones Another, Strikes Parked Vehicle

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Washington State Patrol says that a fleeing driver ran a stop sign in Montesano while trying to elude police Thursday evening, T-boning one vehicle and crashing into a 3rd, a parked unoccupied vehicle. 

According to radio traffic, several complaints had been made on the offending driver about his driving, erratic lane travel and high speeds.  Troopers were authorized to pursue the vehicle starting in McCleary.  As the vehicle approached Montesano, it took the exit at high speeds and through town.  

According to WSP the fleeing vehicle a 2000 Honda CRV ran a stop sign at Spruce and 3rd St. colliding with a 2002 Toyota Sequoia driven by a 68-year-old Seattle man.  The CRV then struck a parked vehicle unoccupied, a silver 2001 Honda CRV. 

The Seattle driver of the Sequioa was transported to Community Hospital for his injuries. 

The fleeing suspect, Cougan Wright a 32-year-old Shelton man was transported to Community Hospital for his injuries. 

Radio traffic indicated that the fleeing vehicle was stolen out of Port Orchard. And Wright is being charged with Eluding and Vehicular Assault. The report also goes to state that the driver was DUI.