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DUI collision in Ballard

On June 8th at approximately 10:46 p.m., North Precinct patrol officers responded to a report of a collision at NW Market Street and Leary Avenue NW.  Upon arriving, they discovered the following: a black Toyota sedan traveling north on Leary Avenue NW apparently ignored a red traffic light at NW Market Street and struck a brown Chrysler sedan.

Seattle Fire medics were called to the scene to provide emergency care.  Medics then transported the driver of the Chrysler to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

A DUI officer determined that the driver of the Toyota was impaired. The Toyota driver was placed under arrest and transported to Northwest Hospital for a blood draw to determine the level of intoxication. 

Traffic Collision Investigation detectives responded for collision site processing and investigation. 

Both the Toyota and the Chrysler were impounded to clear the roadway.