A driver has been charged with DUI, after running a red light in Yakima on Monday morning.

The Yakima Police department responded to an early morning crash at the intersection of South 4th Avenue and West Nob Hill Boulevard.

A witness reported that a vehicle failed to stop at the red light at the intersection and collided with another vehicle.

After investigation, the red-light runner was arrested for DUI. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries in the collision.

Police recommend that if you see a driver suspected of being under the influence to call 911 to report it. If you can, get a description of the vehicle and license plate number. Stay a safe distance away.

According to our news partners at KNDU, the Yakima Police Department has seen an increase in daytime DUI arrests since the pandemic began. Check out the story here.

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If you're convicted of a DUI charge in WA, depending on sentencing, you may spend time in jail, pay a monetary fine, have your license suspended or revoked, may be sentenced to electronic home monitoring, required to have an ignition interlock device placed on your vehicle, and, or, may be required to undergo Alcohol/Drug Education or Treatment. Your license WILL be suspended anywhere from 90-days to two-years.

Drinking and driving is against the law. It can be deadly. Call a cab or uber. Call a friend. Do NOT get behind the wheel. Stay where you are.

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