Driver hurt in suspected DUI crash near Custer

Bellingham HeraldSeptember 13, 2013 

A suspected drunk driver crashed into a ravine Thursday night, Sept. 12, near Custer, leaving the man with possibly broken bones.

The Washington State Patrol did not have a narrative available Friday afternoon of how the Chevrolet pickup left the road at 8:37 p.m. near Valley View and Birch Bay-Lynden.

Firefighters arrived to find the yellow truck had landed between 30 and 40 feet at the bottom of a steep slope covered in thick brush and blackberry bushes, said North Whatcom Fire & Rescue Division Chief Henry Hollander. It didn't appear it had rolled, he added.

The driver, Wallace E. Glenn, 37, of Custer, appeared to have broken bones, said State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis. His alleged blood-alcohol content was not released.

Glenn had not been booked into jail at the time of this post. A hospital spokeswoman said he's in satisfactory condition.

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