UPDATE: Oak Harbor man hits car, charged with DUI
January 20, 2011 · Updated 9:44 AM
A 51-year-old Oak Harbor man was charged with a DUI after striking a car parked in the driveway of a Zylstra Road home Monday night, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The State Patrol reported that Bradley Hansen was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala north on Zylstra Road at around 10:20 p.m. He swerved to avoid a deer and lost control of the vehicle, the report indicates.
Zylstra Road resident Terry Mills said the Chevrolet struck a power pole, took out his horse fence and finally struck his 1998 Oldsmobile Regency parked in his driveway, about ten feet away from his front door.
Mills said he was amazed that nobody was injured in the accident. One of the passengers in the Impala, identified by the state patrol as 13-year-old Ethan McKie, was thrown from the car and ended up in his horse field, Mills said.
"The car was going really fast," he said.
The other passenger in the Impala was 51-year-old Jennifer McKie of Oak Harbor, the state patrol reported.
The Chevrolet Impala was totaled. The Oldsmobile sustained "reportable damage," according to the state patrol.
In addition to the deer, the state patrol report indicated that speed was a factor in the accident and that Hansen was charged with a DUI.