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Woman accused of drunken driving in north Spokane crash that injured 2

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018

Two adults were seriously injured in a crash in north Spokane that investigators say involved drunken driving on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at Ash Street and Wellesley Avenue, Spokane police said in a news release. (KHQ)
Two adults were seriously injured in a crash in north Spokane that investigators say involved drunken driving on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at Ash Street and Wellesley Avenue, Spokane police said in a news release. (KHQ)
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Two adults were seriously injured in a crash in north Spokane that investigators say involved drunken driving.

The crash occurred at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Ash Street and Wellesley Avenue, Spokane police said in a news release.

Investigators determined that Audrey Bates’ vehicle struck another car when she ran a red light while intoxicated. She was arrested on two counts of vehicular assault.

Two adults had to be extricated from their vehicle and were transported to a hospital with serious injuries, Spokane police said. KHQ reported that those adults were in the car that Bates, 55, struck.

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