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Moses Lake man facing charges in DUI-related crash

ELTOPIA — A Moses Lake man was hospitalized Saturday, March 9, after an alleged drunken driving crash.

Jonnathen C. Cole, 51, of Moses Lake was northbound in his 1998 Ford Ranger pickup at about 7:41 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, the Washington State Patrol reported. The pickup left the road and overturned near Milepost 31 of U.S. Highway 395.

Cole was injured and transported to Richland hospital, the patrol reported, noting he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Troopers said the cause of the crash was driving while under the influence of alcohol and that charges are pending against Cole.

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