Updated: Police asking for witnesses in crash involving suspected DUI driver and Edmonds PD officer

The crash scene Friday night. (Photo by Ryan Elkins)

Updated May 31 with additional details from Lynnwood police.

A 27-year-old man is being investigated for DUI after the Honda he was driving collided with an Edmonds police vehicle near Edmonds-Woodway High School Friday night.

Both the driver and the police officer were taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The Edmonds officer was driving near Edmonds-Woodway High School along 212th Street Southwest around 9:30 p.m. when a Honda Civic abruptly entered the roadway. The officer attempted an evasive maneuver but struck the side of the Honda.

Lynnwood police spokesperson Joanna Small said that although the Edmonds officer was seriously injured, “immediately went to help the other driver” following the collision. The officer — a nearly three-year veteran of the department — was released from the hospital and is now recovering at home. The suspect was also released from the hospital.

Lynnwood police are investigating the incident since it involved an Edmonds officer.

Police said that the Honda driver admitted to investigators that he had consumed alcohol prior to the collision, and police determined the driver did show signs of impairment.

“Our traffic unit is asking any witnesses to come forward, especially those who may have seen something just before the collision occurred,” Small said. Witnesses can contact Sgt. Jason Valentine via email at jvalentine@lynnwoodwa.gov.


3 Replies to “Updated: Police asking for witnesses in crash involving suspected DUI driver and Edmonds PD officer”

  1. What I find ironic given all of today’s news is that just a few days everyone was doing parades for our first responsres n honor of what they having been doing for the past 2 months. And here is another good example of the job they face every day and how they respond in a positive way. How quickly we forget or change out tune let’s keep out perspectives


  2. And my husband always gives me a hard time for not seeing the auto corrects the phone makes while typing. “Out” should be “our” and “n” should be “in”


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