Elijah Barquist Charged with DUI After Woman Injured in Crash
Officials with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office say an intoxicated driver caused a crash that left a woman injured in Vancouver, Washington on Monday night. 24-year-old Elijah Barquist has been charged with misdemeanor DUI in Clark County District Court.
Police, fire, and medical crews responded to reports of a crash on the 3600 block of Northeast 78th Street at around 7:35 p.m. on Friday. Two cars had crashed at high speeds and one of the drivers was injured.
According to the sheriff’s office, Barquist was driving an early 2000s Lexus SUV near King’s Way Christian Schools when his vehicle crossed over the center line and collided with a lifted pickup truck.
The driver of the truck suffered injuries and lost consciousness at the scene. She was treated at a nearby hospital and released the same night.
According to court records, Barquist agreed to a preliminary breath test which returned a result of 0.16, which is twice the legal limit in Washington.
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The 3600 Block of Northeast 78th Street in Vancouver, WA
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