Kent Police arrest man for DUI after South 272nd Street accident

Kent Police arrested a 19-year-old Federal Way man for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after his vehicle hit another car at the intersection of South 272nd Street and Star Lake Road.

The accident occurred at about 12:09 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, according to an email from Kent Assistant Police Chief Pat Lowery.

The preliminary investigation indicated that an eastbound vehicle on South 272nd Street ran a red light and broadsided a car with the green signal entering South 272nd from Star Lake Road, Lowery said.

The impact drove the turning car into two other vehicles that were stopped in the westbound lanes of South 272nd Street. Police closed the street for about an hour in both directions to accommodate responding police and fire units.

Paramedics transported drivers of the two cars in the initial accident to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Police arrested the Federal Way man at the hospital.

Charges may be filed against the Federal Way driver once toxicology tests are completed, Lowery said.

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