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Drivers charged with DUI on I-90


Last updated 5/13/2021 at 8:21am

MOSES LAKE – Two drivers were charged with DUI in a rear-end collision on Interstate 90 May 9.

Henry U. Garcia Varela of Ephrata was driving westbound in lane two shortly before 2:30 p.m. and attempting to merge into lane one near milepost 174 when the 2019 Chevy Traverse he was driving rear-ended a 2004 Honda Civic driven by Mateo L. Cruz of Othello.

Both Varela, 46, and Cruz, 25, were charged with DUI. Varela was also charged with vehicular assault.

Cruz was transported to Samaritan Hospital by aid. Varela refused aid, but his passenger, Tiffany D. Davis Garcia, 40, was transported by...

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