BRIEFLY — Sewage spill closes Bainbridge Island beaches ... and other state briefs

The Associated Press

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Officials have closed the beaches at Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island to swimming and shellfish harvesting following a sewage spill.

KIRO-TV reported that the spill began about 10:30 a.m. Sunday when there was a break in a sewer main on the Eagle Harbor shoreline near the state ferry terminal.

The spill was stopped by 1:30 p.m. The amount of spilled is unknown.

Shellfish harvesting has been closed, and swimming beaches are closed.

Bodies found

FINLEY — Sheriff’s officials say they have identified the three people found dead on a farm in south-central Washington state.

The Tri-City Herald reported that 23-year-old David Perez Saucedo and 19-year-old Victoria Torres were found Saturday near a cornfield in Benton County, along with a 23-year-old woman whose name is being withheld pending the notification of her family.

Their hometowns have not been released.

The case is being investigated as homicide.

Autopsies are set for today.

Truck possessed?

BELLINGHAM — Hours before police say he plowed his truck into four pedestrians in Bellingham, Dustin Frederick Brown sent text messages to friends saying he was too drunk to drive.

But in an interview with an officer afterward he insisted he only had one beer and that his truck was “possessed” as it took him on “an amusement ride from hell.”

Those details emerged in records released to The Bellingham Herald under a public records request (http://is.gd/Za5UZ8 ).

Police say Brown’s Ford F-350 fishtailed out of control as he gunned the engine early on May 26 as people were leaving bars downtown. Four pedestrians were hit, one fatally. The truck continued on, striking parked and moving cars.

Brown faces charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Police say a breath test showed his blood-alcohol content to be nearly three times the legal limit.

Brown’s lawyer told the newspaper that the death of pedestrian Dragan Skrobonja haunts his client.

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