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Crash sends 1 to jail and another to the hospital

A single-vehicle crash on Marine Drive around 6am this morning has put 1 person in the hospital and another behind bars.

Washington State Patrol (WSP) reported this morning Taleishar R Bob, age 37, of Bellingham, had been booked into the Whatcom County Jail charged with suspicion of vehicular assault after the vehicle she had been driving struck a power pole, injuring her passenger.

According to the WSP, Bob was driving a white 2005 Saturn Vue westbound in the 1700 block of Marine Drive when it crossed the eastbound lane, left the roadway and struck a power pole. The Saturn came to rest in the eastbound lane facing south.

The 40-year-old male passenger was reported by the WSP to have been transported from the crash scene to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center.

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According to Whatcom County Jail records, Bob was charged with suspicion of vehicular assault, 3rd degree driving on a suspended license and operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock.

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