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DUI Collision Involving Juvenile Driver Near North Admiral

Seattle Police responded to a two-vehicle collision where one of the drivers appeared to be trapped near the intersection of Southwest Hinds Street and Walnut Avenue Southwest Friday evening near the North Admiral neighborhood. 

At approximately 06:30 p.m., SPD officers arrived along with Seattle Fire Department personnel, who were on scene assisting after the collision and providing medical aid to those injured. The injuries reported were non-life-threatening, but a male juvenile suspect and another passenger were transported to Harborview Medical Center. 

While officers were investigating the collision, witnesses reported one vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed before hitting the victim vehicle. The impact caused the suspect vehicle to hit a nearby power pole.

Officers also observed drug paraphernalia in the suspect vehicle. A Seattle Police Drug Recognition Expert responded to evaluate the male driver of the suspect vehicle, who exhibited signs of impairment. Officers obtained a search warrant for a blood draw.   

The male juvenile suspect was processed for driving under the influence and ticketed for additional traffic citations then released to his guardians.