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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Drunk driver’s truck stuck on railway pulled out by train

A train moves in to pull a stuck truck off the railway in Ferry County. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
A train moves in to pull a stuck truck off the railway in Ferry County. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

ENFORCEMENT -- Fish and  Wildlife enforcement agents don't just deal with poachers. They assist with all sorts of incidents, especially in rural counties where sheriff's deputies, state troopers, border patrol and Forest Service officers all chip in when they can.

This week, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police officer was called in to assist with the case of drunk driver who got in a pickle while joy riding in his 4-wheel-drive pickup -- down an active train track.  Says WDFW on Facebook:

A WDFW Officer assisted Ferry County with a truck that had become stuck on train tracks. The driver, in a drunken state, thought it would be a good idea to drive on the train tracks in which the driver ultimately got stuck in a precarious position on a steep bank. Due to the distance from the nearest crossing, and the deep wet snow, a train had to be called to pull the truck out.

Quite a costly tow service!




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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