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Police: Drunken driver rips up Shorecrest farmers’ hayfield

James and Nancy Hancharik, who raise cattle in the Shorecrest area of Shelton, called police after seeing a pickup truck drive into their pasture, “ripping it up” and “doing donuts,” on Feb. 9, according to a Mason County Sheriff’s probable cause document.

Deputies found John Gardenhire, 33, standing beside a Chevrolet pickup truck stuck in a muddy pasture waving his cellphone, the document says.

“Initially I bypassed the truck and went straight to the residence where I was able to contact Nancy briefly while Deputy Freese maintained...


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