Airborne vehicle in Surprise lands on others at dealership

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By Chris Caraveo
Independent Newsmedia

Surprise police arrested a man after he allegedly drove through a stop sign, went airborne in his vehicle and landed on multiple vehicles at a local car dealership.

All this occurred around 8 p.m. Monday in the area of 115th Avenue and Bell Road.

According to records, Zachary David Washington, 21, of Surprise faces charges of endangerment, reckless driving, criminal damage and liquor possession in a vehicle in connection to the incident.

Police said Mr. Washington was traveling southbound on 115th Avenue and continued straight across Bell Road without yielding to the stop sign. The vehicle reportedly struck a median and went airborne. It then hit a cinderblock wall and landed on multiple vehicles at a dealership, records show.

Fire personnel extricated Mr. Washington from the vehicle, according to the report. He was taken to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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Five witnesses told police the vehicle was going at least 50 to 60 mph.

Police said this was Mr. Washington’s second DUI resulting in a collision within the last year.

According to the report, the owner of the Right Auto and Truck Sales said four vehicles were affected, with a combined value of $35,200. The property owner of the wall that was damaged will take about $10,000 to repair, records state.

A call to the auto shop on Wednesday confirmed that the business was the affected party. However, the person who answered did not wish to speak further on the incident.



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