Greenbank driver flees collision

A Greenbank man is facing multiple charges after running away from the scene of a car accident May 16, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged Brian M. Shelley, 42, in Superior Court May 21 with hit and run with injury, DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked.

If convicted, Shelley could face 15 to 20 months imprisonment under the standard sentencing range.

Shelley was driving at a high rate of speed on Ewing Road in Clinton; his 1999 Isuzu slid across the centerline and struck an oncoming Mini Cooper driven by Leland Long, according to the report by Deputy Darren Crownover with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Long and his passenger were injured and transported to a hospital for treatment.

A witness reported seeing the driver of the Isuzu, later identified as Shelley, flee the scene on foot, carrying bags and a liquor bottle, the deputy wrote.

Crownover quickly found Shelley.

A portable breathalyzer measured his blood-alcohol level at 0.091 percent, according to court documents.

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