FERNDALE, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to the 5200 block of Imhof Road Sunday, August 1st, about noon, due to a report of a rollover crash.
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Spokesperson Deb Slater told Whatcom News via email it was determined 2 vehicles were southbound on Imhof Road when the vehicle in the front slowed due to coming upon a farm tractor making a right turn into a driveway. The following vehicle failed to stop and crashed into the rear of the other vehicle. The impact caused the forward vehicle to flip onto its side.
The driver of the flipped vehicle suffered a large head laceration and was transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center.
The driver of the following vehicle, identified as Marcus A Williams, age 37 and of Ferndale, appeared to a WCSO deputy at the scene to be slurring his speech, swaying while standing and struggling to answer questions. After declining a field sobriety test, Williams was placed under arrest at the scene and transported to St Joseph Medical Center for a small cut over an eye and for a blood warrant draw to determine his blood alcohol level.
Williams was later booked into the Whatcom County Jail charged with suspicion of driving under the influence. He was released from custody today, August 2nd, on his own recognizance.