DUI-pot arrest after pedestrian struck, killed

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by KGW and AP Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

VANCOUVER -- A man who reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian early Monday evening was cited for DUI-marijuana charges.

Police were dispatched to East Mill Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road about 5:50 p.m. on a report of a pedestrian being struck, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.

The driver was westbound on Mill Plain when 62-year-old Donald L. Collins reportedly stepped onto the street from a median, she said.

He was dead when officers arrived. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police, she said.

A second driver nearly hit the man, she told KGW.

Scotty R. Rowles, 47, was arrested for DUI-Marijuana after being questioned by a drug recognition expert, she said.

The arrest comes weeks after the possession of marijuana was made legal by a statewide vote in November. How police enforce pot-impaired driving laws has been part of the public policy debate since the vote.

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