A semi truck driver was allegedly drunk when he ran a red light on Highway 395 in Kennewick and plowed into a car Friday evening.
The Washington State Patrol said Valery V. Melnikov, 57, of Everett, was driving north on Highway 395 in a Volvo semi tractor pulling a trailer.
He didn’t stop at a red light at Hildebrand Boulevard at 5:49 p.m. and hit a Dodge Neon heading west,
The Neon’s driver, David M. Westhart, 49, of Kennewick, was listed in good condition Saturday at Trios Southridge Hospital.
Melinkov was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run.