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Brother Transported To Hospital After DUI Collision

Posted 8/13/2012 8:40 AM by KWESTBERG

On Sunday morning, August 12, 2012, at 6:00 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Collision Investigator J. Thurman responded to the intersection of Shaffer Road and Dishman Mica Road In Spokane Valley to a one-vehicle collision.

According to a witness, the vehicle had been traveling southbound on Dishman Mica Road and crossed over into the northbound lanes of...travel. Shortly after the witness called in this information to 911, the vehicle collided with a large steel pole at the intersection of Schaffer and Dishman Mica on the south side of the road.

The vehicle struck the steel pole on the passenger side door of the vehicle. The passenger in the vehicle, who was the drivers brother, had moved to the back driver's side seat because they were intoxicated and arguing.

According to Deputy Thurman, the driver, 18 year old Stephen Stebbins, was pulling the steering wheel back and forth prior to the collision. The vehicle slid sideways and struck the pole directly on the passenger side door of the veihicle. Deputy Thurman believes Stebbins' older brother would not have survived the collision if he would be been sitting in the front passenger seat. Both occupants received minor injuries.

Stephen was placed under arrest for DUI Unconscious at a local hospital where a blood draw was completed. Stephen was released to hospital custody and charges will be forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office when blood results return.