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Charges pending after Blaine residents hurt in DUI crash north of Custer

Washington state arrests for driving under the influence

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs collect crime statistics from agencies that serve about 92% of the state. The most recent numbers available are from 2017.
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The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs collect crime statistics from agencies that serve about 92% of the state. The most recent numbers available are from 2017.

Two Blaine residents were hurt Thursday night, May 9, in a crash in rural Whatcom County north of Custer that the Washington State Patrol said involved drugs or alcohol.

Anita Wick, 61, was driving a blue 2017 Toyota Camry east in the 2500 block of Haynie Road toward a curve at Delta Line Road at approximately 8:40 p.m. and cut the corner too close, veering off the road to the right and hitting mailboxes and a utility pole, according to the state patrol’s report on the crash.

Her passenger, Randall Wick, 81, also was injured.

Firefighters took the driver and passenger by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital.

Anita Wick was in satisfactory condition, and Randall Wick was treated and released, a hospital official said.

Both were wearing seat belts.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation, and charges are pending, the report said.

Robert Mittendorf covers civic issues, weather, traffic and how people are coping with the high cost of housing for The Bellingham Herald. A journalist since 1984, he’s also a volunteer firefighter for South Whatcom Fire Authority.
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