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Driver may have used cell phone before 305 crash

SUQUAMISH — A cell phone has been included as evidence in the case against the Poulsbo man accused of causing a crash near Suquamish Way and Highway 305, Dec. 16.

Troopers with the Washington State Patrol have also obtained blood samples, through a search warrant, for Andrew Page Smith, 32, in order to determine his blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash. Smith has been charged with felony vehicular assault after he allegedly sideswiped a box van while traveling northbound on Highway 305, before colliding head on with a two-door sedan at the entrance to the Agate Pass Bridge on Highway 305. The crash stalled traffic in the area for approximately three hours and 45 minutes.

Allan Wodensheck, 24, of Bremerton, was extracted from his two-door Saturn sedan and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He had two broken legs and possibly a broken hip, according to the Washington State Patrol report.

Wodensheck remained in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harboview one day after the crash.

Shortly after arriving at the crash site at 8:08 a.m. troopers were informed that the driver of a Ford F250 — one of two cars in the collision — smelled of intoxicants. Aid workers also said that the driver stated he looked down at his cell phone while driving, and when he looked up he hit the other vehicle, according to a report by the Washington State Patrol.

The driver — Smith — allegedly failed sobriety tests at the scene while on a gurney, but refused to take a breath test to gauge his blood alcohol level. Smith reportedly said that he drank four beers and a shot the previous night, according to the report. Smith reportedly told troopers he had been at his mother’s house and was driving home “to pick up more paint.”

Before being booked into Kitsap County Jail, Smith was reportedly asked again if he wanted to take a breath test and refused. Troopers obtained a warrant for blood samples and blood was drawn at 11 a.m. the day of the crash.

Detectives with the Washington State Patrol also requested that Smith's cell phone be held for evidence.

 

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