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Driver who killed man in Bellingham: Truck was ‘possessed’

Driver who killed man in Bellingham: Truck was ‘possessed’

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Hours before police say he plowed his truck into four pedestrians in Bellingham, Dustin Frederick Brown sent text messages to friends saying he was too drunk to drive.

But in an interview with an officer afterward he insisted he only had one beer and that his truck was “possessed” as it took him on “an amusement ride from hell.”

Those details emerged in records released to The Bellingham Herald under a public records request (http://is.gd/Za5UZ8 ).

Police say Brown’s Ford F-350 fishtailed out of control as he gunned the engine early on May 26 as people were leaving bars downtown. Four pedestrians were hit, one fatally. The truck continued on, striking parked and moving cars.

Brown faces charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Police say a breath test showed his blood-alcohol content to be nearly three times the legal limit.

Brown’s lawyer told the newspaper that the death of pedestrian Dragan Skrobonja haunts his client.

 

 

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