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A 21-year-old Granger man is being held on suspicion of vehicular assault and driving under the influence following a Saturday night crash that left two people injured.

Miguel Angel Lupercio was driving north on Yakima Valley Highway near the intersection with Van Belle Road round 10:40 p.m. at high speed when he lost control and went off the road, according to a probable cause affidavit by Yakima County sheriff’s deputies. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to a rest 200 feet from the road.

Deputies reported smelling intoxicants on Lupercio, the affidavit said, and a records check showed that his license had been suspended in the third degree. A sample of his blood was taken for testing.

One of his passengers had a large cut on his arm that required stitches to close. A second passenger had severe head trauma as well as a broken arm, and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, the affidavit said.

Yakima County Superior Court Judge Richard Bartheld set Lupercio's bail at $10,000 during a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

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