Alleged DUI driver crashes again while out on bail seriously injuring woman
LYNNWOOD – Amanda Perry was hit by an alleged DUI driver who was out on bail for a previous DUI arrest just eight days earlier.
It happened while she was walking along I-5 on the morning of October 14.
“I just remember laying on the guard rail begging for help.”
Perry was helping push a friend’s SUV that had run out of gas in Marysville when 27-year-old Glen Healy Castillo allegedly hit her. He was arrested under suspicion of DUI.
“I try not to hate a lot, but he's going to end up killing somebody,” said Perry.
Perry was released from the hospital after more than two weeks and five surgeries. She credits a Good Samaritan from Canada who stopped and helped her before medics arrived.
“I don’t know if 'thank you' is enough because she probably saved my life,” said Perry, who said she just got her number and plans to call the woman soon.
So far this year, DUI crashes are blamed for 34 serious injuries according to a spokesperson for the Target Zero initiative in Snohomish County.
There were 31 in all of 2017, and according to a County spokesperson, November and December is the peak time of year for DUI crashes.
According to court documents, Castillo was charged with with DUI, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license after officers pulled him over on October 6 on I-5 in Lynnwood.
After posting bail, he was arrested again after the October 14 crash in Marysville. He posted bail again.
The two cars involved remain in the impound lot while the Prosecutor’s Office considers filing charges.