FERNDALE, Wash. — Ferndale Police say they arrested the driver of the BMW that was involved in a highspeed rollover crash over the weekend.
According to an email from City of Ferndale Communications Officer Riley Sweeney, the driver has been arrested
Ferndale Police Department (FPD) investigators determined the BMW left the roadway while traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle collided with an unoccupied vehicle before it rolled several times, damaging a home and surrounding property. The driver then then fled the scene, leaving 2 injured passengers in the vehicle.
FPD officers arriving at the scene were assisted by several witnesses who provided a description of the driver as well as the direction in which he fled. A witness had followed the driver as he fled and was able to point him out to officers a few blocks away. They were able to make contact and take him into custody.
The driver had visible injuries and advised officers he had suffered numerous bee stings while fleeing due to running through a bee’s nest.
The driver was transported to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The passengers in the vehicle were offered medical assistance and treated at the scene.
The driver, identified by Sweeney as Daniel B Sabala, age 25, was charged with suspicion of hit-and-run with injuries, driving under the influence, reckless driving, operation of a vehicle without a required ignition interlock.