It’s that time of year again; it’s cold and dark outside and the best way to spend the day would be taking a long nap. But not in your car. A 63-year-old Spokane man was injured today when he fell asleep at the wheel and went off U.S. Highway 195 near Spangle, according to the Washington State Patrol. The man went off the road to the left around 9:15 a.m., then overcorrected, returning across the northbound lanes and rolled into a ditch.
He was cited for negligent driving, so keep that in mind when setting out on the road when sleepy. Just don’t do it if you can help it, or maybe take the bus so you can nap on there. That’s what I do, and so far I’ve never missed my stop.