Journal of the San Juan Islands


Mount Vernon man faces DUI following Thanksgiving Day crash

December 1, 2013 · Updated 5:05 PM

Injuries were minor but damage extensive after a Mount Vernon man crashed his pickup into the rear parking lot of Cannery Landing, near the Friday Harbor ferry terminal, on Thanksgiving night. / Contributed photo/Kathleen Nelson

A Mount Vernon man was arrested for DUI on the evening of Thanksgiving Day after he crashed his pickup into the Cannery Landing building near the Friday Harbor ferry terminal.

The 65-year-old man, who reportedly suffered bumps and bruises, was taken into custody at the scene at about 6:30 p.m.

According to the San Juan County Sheriff's Department, the man had parked at the ferry terminal and fallen asleep while waiting for the arrival of an Anacortes-bound ferry.

When awakened by a ferry terminal attendant, the man reportedly put the pickup into gear and then careened forward into the rear of the building, and collided into several unoccupied vehicles parked in the rear parking lot of the building as well.

The rear of building sustained minor damage as a result of the collision.

— Scott Rasmussen



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