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Police say man’s own texts prove he was driving drunk

Police say man’s own texts prove he was driving drunk

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KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis, Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Police say the driver who ran over four people in downtown Bellingham in May admitted to being drunk in a text message.

According to Bellingham Police, Dustin Brown sent text messages to friends before the wreck early Memorial Day saying he was too drunk to drive.

He told police that he only had one beer and that his truck was “possessed” as it took him on “an amusement ride from hell.”

Brown struck and killed Dragan Skrobonja of Bellingham on North State Street.

Brynden Gorman of Bellingham, Brian Corey of Marysville, and John Weitzel of Seattle were also injured.

Brown’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit.

His lawyer says death of one of those pedestrians haunts his client.

He faces vehicular homicide charges.

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