Hit and Run Driver Comes Close to Hitting Clarkston Home
CLARKSTON, WA —
Just before the clock struck midnight on Saturday, January 28th, Sean Blankenship and his wife were enjoying a quiet night in. Sean says, "Right in the living room here just watching TV and all of a sudden heard a lot of commotion outside."
They heard what he describes as a demolition derby outside their 12th Street Clarkston home. Sean opened his front door to find a car sitting in his yard, front tires stopped inches from his vehicle.
Sean says, "I was shocked. Especially with how close it came to being in the house. It came about three feet from the house."
Even more shocking was when the female driver backed out through the hole she made in the fence. Sean and a neighbor tried to get her to stop, but she took off. "Yelled out at me, 'I'm not gonna stop for anybody!'" Sean says the woman had slurred speech and he believes she was intoxicated. He describes as having a brown ponytail and driving a white 90's Buick or similar four door. It will probably have damage from uprooting his chainlink fence.
Sean says, "I have a feeling if the chainlink fence wouldn't have slowed her down, she would've been right into the kitchen."
While the damage is minimal, Sean is shaken by thoughts of what could have been. "My daughter, she's four. That's the scariest part about it is she rides her bike on this path all the time. It could've been a totally different story."
Thankfully that little one likely won't have any memory of this close call. "Oh yeah, slept through the whole thing," Sean laughs.
The involved vehicle is a 90's white four door Buick or similar car and the driver is described as a female with brown hair. The car is likely to have front end damage. If you have any information on this hit and run, call Clarkston Police at (509) 758-1680.