Coupeville man struck, injured on Camano Island

A driver is facing a vehicular assault charge after striking a pedestrian on Camano Island June 6, according to court documents.

The victim, Coupeville resident Charles King, 65, was in serious condition Monday, according to Harborview Medical Center.

Washington State Patrol reported that Dalton Alum-baugh, 27, was driving a 2007 Volkswagen GTI hatchback west on Camano Drive around 5 p.m.

A car was disabled and parked on the side of the road. King was standing near the rear of the parked vehicle when Alumbaugh’s vehicle struck him and the car.

King was seriously injured and transported to Harborview for treatment.

King sustained a fractured leg and head trauma, according to a trooper’s report.

Alumbaugh told the trooper that he had been working long hours and was heavily fatigued. He said he did not see the parked car and had reached down to get a cookie when the crash occurred, the report states.

Alumbaugh agreed to perform roadside sobriety tests but quit after having trouble keeping his eyes open, the report states.

The trooper obtained a search warrant for Alumbaugh’s blood.

On June 7, a judge in Island County Superior Court found probable cause existed to believe Alumbaugh committed the crime of vehicular assault. He was booked and released.

More in News

Participants, workers sought for 2020 census

As federal census preparations intensify in Island County, researchers emphasize the historical… Continue reading

New Mexican restaurant opens in Oak Harbor

A new Mexican restaurant opened Wednesday in what used to be the… Continue reading

Holland Happening will retain its name

Holland Happening is going to be happening after all. Leaders at the… Continue reading

Ebey’s farm leases awarded to organic potato growers

Three properties in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve will… Continue reading

Charges filed in accidental restaurant shooting

The volunteer coach for the Oak Harbor High School’s NJROTC air rifle… Continue reading

$500,000 bail set for molesting suspect

A 34-year-old Navy man accused of child molestation is being held on… Continue reading

Effort gets rolling to save iconic OH barn

In the era of A-ha and parachute pants — the 1980s —… Continue reading

Family forced out of home by flooding

While the sun is a welcome reprieve and the City of Oak… Continue reading

Health workers on lookout for coronavirus

One person in Island County who had possible contact with the coronavirus… Continue reading

Most Read