June 27, 2009 in City

Cyclist, 16, hurt in crash with truck

From Staff And Wire Reports

A bicycle rider in Harrington, Lincoln County, was injured Thursday night in a collision with a truck, and a driver involved in the accident faces a charge of driving under the influence, Washington State Patrol troopers said.

The 16-year-old cyclist, who was not named, was taken to Davenport Hospital. He was riding west in an alley next to Second Street about 11 p.m., lost control of his bike and slid into the right side of a northbound vehicle driven by Ryan V. Behrens, 39, of Harrington.

Troopers said that Behrens’ pickup had about $250 in damage from the accident and that DUI charges were pending against Behrens.

Man banned for life from hunting

A state judge has imposed a lifetime hunting ban on an Athol man convicted of illegally slaughtering five deer.

Timothy Herbert, 32, was also ordered to pay $12,400 in fines and sentenced to four years supervised probation.

Investigators say Herbert and another man were arrested Oct. 19, 2008, for felony possession of waste of deer after Idaho Fish and Game wardens found five carcasses and an untagged turkey at Herbert’s home.

Fish and Game officials said Herbert used vehicle headlights to blind the deer before shooting them. The allegations were reported by a caller to the state’s poaching hotline.

Agency statistics show that fewer than 50 lifetime license suspensions have been imposed in state history.

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