Vancouver man arrested for DUI after colliding with CCSO patrol vehicle

Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Photo courtesy Clark County Sheriff’s Office

CCSO vehicle was blocking traffic at collision scene

On Sunday (Dec. 11), just before 2 a.m., Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to assist the Washington State Patrol at the scene of a serious injury collision blocking NE 117th Ave. just south of NE Padden Parkway. 

Due to the serious nature and size of the collision scene, traffic was completely stopped on NE 117th Ave. to allow EMS to provide patient care at the scene. Deputies had positioned their patrol vehicles in the northbound lanes of NE 117th Ave to block traffic.

Vancouver resident Felagai Moananu, 41, was one of the motorists stopped in traffic just south of the collision scene. A trooper noticed Moananu appear to doze-off behind the wheel of his pickup before it rolled forward and collided with a CCSO patrol vehicle. The patrol vehicle was unoccupied at that time as the deputy was assisting with the original collision. 

After an investigation, Moananu was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor and/or Drugs. There were no reported injuries as a result of the collision. 

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Also read:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *