A 23-year-old Tumwater man, Travis Kivela, was arrested by Lacey, Washington police after he allegedly struck a man with his car while he was leaving a party. Police had been called to the party at the 3400 block of Ruddell Loop SE about 2:30 am after they received a call about a fight at a party. While the police were en-route, Kivela allegedly left the party in his Dodge Durango and hit one of the party goers.
Pollice said that six men were in the Kivela’s Durango at the time and that they were all intoxicated. Police have not yet received the results of Kivela’s blood-alcohol test; the legal limit for driving in Washington State is no higher than 0.08 percent. In Washington State, a person can be charged with Vehicular Assault if he or she seriously injures someone while driving recklessly, driving under the influence or driving without regard for the safety of others.
The man who was hit by the Durango was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia where he was treated for facial injuries and then released. according to The Olympian.