Driver in Hayden hits several cars, including one with family of four inside, arrested for aggravated assault

HAYDEN, ID. — A driver in Hayden hit several cars in the Lancaster Market parking lot and was arrested for aggravated assault.

Deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and personnel from Northern Lakes Fire arrived to reports of an unknown injury accident at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Highway 95. Reports said a vehicle struck multiple vehicles in the parking lot of the store.

When deputies arrived to the scene, they found the suspect’s vehicle in a ditch along Lancaster Avenue with the engine still revving. Deputies say the driver appeared to be intoxicated, and when making contact with the suspect, deputies say he refused to get out of the car or follow commands, continuing to rev the engine.

Deputies got the suspect out the car, and deputies say the suspect continued to resist and fight with law enforcement.

Deputies found out later when investigating that the suspect hit multiple cars in the parking lot. When looking at video surveillance, deputies found out the suspect, 41-year-old Seth Cervin, intentionally hit a car with a family of four inside multiple times while the family was in the drive-thru.

Seth Cervin

Credit: Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office

Cervin was taken into custody and was taken to the hospital. Once he was cleared from the hospital, he was booked and taken into the Kootenai County Jail for aggravated assault, DUI refusal and resisting arrest. Cervin has two prior DUI arrests in Kootenai County from 2004.

The victims of people hit by Cervin’s car were treated by medical personnel and were released at the scene.

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