18-year-old Ferndale man arrested for reckless driving on Seattle’s I-5

An 18-year-old Ferndale man, Yuriy V. Gorun, was arrested on Sunday evening after the Washington State Patrol Smokey 3 aircraft followed his erratic driving and racing through north Seattle and Shoreline on Interstate 5.

According to a media release, WSP officers in Smokey 3 observed Gorun racing, nearly causing several car accidents as he weaved in out of traffic. His aggressive driving included cutting off other motorists and even passing on the right shoulder of the I-5.

The officers in Smokey 3 guided troopers in cars to where Gorun had stopped his vehicle near the exit ramp to SR 104. Gorun was arrested and booked into King County jail for reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Two of his passengers, Peter Datskiv, 20 of Bellingham, and Alex Datskiv, 20 of Mount Vernon, were arrested for minor in possession and consumption of alcohol.
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You can see the WSPs video of the incident:

The penalty for reckless driving is prescribed by vehicle code RCW 46.61.500 and can result in up to a year imprisonment and a fine of up to $5,000 and result in a person’s license suspension. Reckless endangerment, RCW 9A.367.050, is behavior which creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person. It is also punishable by up to 365 days in jail, license suspension and/or a fine of $5,000.

Even with these penalties, Mr. Gorun is very lucky not have to have caused a car accident because he might then be facing Vehicular Assault charges if a person was injured.

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