Happening nearby: DUI investigation after U-Haul truck hits garage

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The crash scene. (Photo courtesy the Edmonds Police Department)

A 23-year-old Edmonds woman is under investigation for DUI after the U-Haul box truck she was driving slammed into the garage of a home in the 7600 block of 200th Street Southwest Friday morning. Prior to that crash, police also found evidence that the suspect may have hit other property — including fences, landscaping and mailboxes — before crashing into the garage.

Residents inside the home at the time of the collision weren’t injured, Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley said.
Starting at 5:50 a.m., police began receiving a series of early-morning calls to 911 about a recklessly driven U-Haul box truck, including a hit-and-run complaint about a U-Haul that crashed into a fence. Patrol officers responded to the area, but before they could arrive a resident called 911 to report the truck had crashed into their house, causing significant damage to both the vehicle and residence.
The driver was taken to Swedish Hospital in Edmonds for evaluation purposes. “It is suspected that she was under the influence of drugs at the time and is being investigated for DUI,” Hawley said.

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