Washington: Vancouver Police arrest Scotty Rowles for DUI drugs in death of Donald Collins; Clark County Prosecutor dumps the charge

KPTV Vancouver Police at fatal pot DUI ped 121914

KPTV Vancouver Police at fatal pot DUI ped 121914

Scotty-Rowles DUI fatal pot Vancouver Washington 121914

Scotty-Rowles DUI fatal pot Vancouver Washington 121914

From KPTV

The Vancouver Police Department arrested a man on the charge of driving under the influence of marijuana in connection with a deadly crash in Vancouver. The next day the Clark County Prosecutors Office said that in spite of the police press release stating that Rowles was charged, that in fact, he never was charged but just to confuse the public even more, the charges which were supposedly never placed, were dropped.  Now the reader has the entire story and those who smoke dope ought not to drive any more than those who drink. It is clear from the photo of Scotty Rowles that he had trouble seeing clearly.  In spite of the actions of the prosecutor, the victim in this case is still dead.

 

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Police believe this is the first deadly crash involving marijuana since it became legal in Washington. >> See Photos

Investigators said the driver hit and killed a pedestrian around 5:50 p.m. on East Mill Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road.

Police say the victim, Donald Collins, a male in his 50’s, was believed to be walking back from Safeway and stepped out into the middle of traffic.

The driver, Scotty Rowles, was driving westbound on East Mill Plain Boulevard and could not stop his car in time, according to police.

Detectives says Rowles cooperated with the investigation, but after interviewing him they determined there was enough evidence to arrest him on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana.

Police believe this is the first deadly crash involving the drug since it became legal in the state of Washington.

Police say the victim was close to two different lit and controlled intersections, but chose to step out into the middle of traffic, which would clearly put him at fault. … Read more:

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