Washington receiver Hooks booked into jail after traffic accident

Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2002

SEATTLE - Washington wide receiver Wilbur Hooks Jr. was booked into jail for investigation of hit-and-run and reckless driving after his car crashed into another vehicle.

Police said Hooks, 22, of Kenmore, Wash., was traveling more than 80 mph in a 30 mph zone early Monday when his Volkswagen Passat ran a red light and collided with another car at an intersection in the Lake City neighborhood.

A 19-year-old woman riding in the other car suffered chest injuries and was taken to Northwest Hospital, police said. The 46-year-old man who was driving suffered back and knee pain but was not hospitalized. Damage to the car was estimated at $8,000.

Police said they found Hooks two blocks away, and he acknowledged being involved in the crash.

Hooks, a fifth-year senior originally from Anchorage's Dimond High School, was booked into the King County Jail and later released on personal recognizance.

He has not yet been charged but must appear in Seattle Municipal Court for a hearing Dec. 17, said Kathryn Harper of the City Attorney's Office. Police said there was no indication of drug or alcohol use in the crash. Hooks was not injured.



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