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.
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Melinkov was booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run.