Friday, November 25, 2005


His keys taken, drunken man dies on foot

`A man walking home after his 55th birthday party because friends and family believed he was too drunk to drive was struck and killed by another vehicle, police said.

Benjamin A. Wright’s keys were taken at the party, and he was told he should stay at his son’s place.

He said he was going outside to smoke, but apparently began walking home instead. He was fatally struck by a car about 10 p.m. Sunday in the eastbound lane of U.S. 2 in this town about 40 miles northeast of Seattle, Police Chief Fred Walser said.’

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