Spokane family talks dangers of drunk driving, first-hand experience

A family was rudely awakened when an alleged drunk driver barrelled into the parked cars outside their home early Saturday morning.

Amy Truex said it was around 2 a.m. when she heard the crash. She looked outside her home in the 300 block of W. Dalke Ave in Spokane to see both their family truck and Cadillac crumpled by a vehicle, which was turned on its side from the impact.

According to Truex and her husband, who were planning to gift the truck to their son on Mother’s Day, seeing the accident was particularly difficult. The Truex’s son had been working to get his grades up, and had just received his license. The truck was a gift that Amy’s husband had anticipated passing down to their son for 17 years.

The Spokane Police Department confirmed that the driver was assessed and cited for DUI at the hospital.

Now, the family wants to issue a reminder to the public that, though nobody was severely injured in the accident, drunk driving brings repercussions. In this case, sentimental ones.

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