Olympia police arrested a 68-year-old driver Monday night after he allegedly failed to stop at an intersection in southeast Olympia, injuring a woman and killing her dog.
Louie Balukoff appeared before Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon on Tuesday. The judge found probable cause for a vehicular assault charge. Balukoff has no criminal history, and was released on his personal recognizance.
Court records show that at about 5:20 p.m. Monday, a driver stopped at the roundabout at 18th Avenue Southeast and Hoffman Road to allow a woman and her dog to cross, Lt. Paul Lower said. However, the driver of a car behind the first car, Balukoff, failed to stop and hit the first car.
The collision pushed the first car into the woman and her dog. The woman suffered a broken leg, and was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital, according to the Olympia Fire Department. The dog was killed.