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Drunk Driver Rams Patrol Car, Charged With DUI

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | May 09, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a bizarre drunk driving incident in Lakewood, a drunk driver allegedly purposefully rammed a Washington State Patrol vehicle twice on the highway before being stopped and arrested for drunk driving and vehicular assault, reports KIRO TV.

The state patrol officer was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 this Wednesday afternoon. A speeding car traveling 90 mph suddenly appeared behind the patrol car. The officer says the other driver made some gestures and then rammed the patrol vehicle from behind. The trooper then moved his vehicle to the next lane and the other driver pulled right next to the officer.

The driver allegedly looked right at the officer and then proceeded to ram into the side of the patrol vehicle.

Like a scene from a movie, the patrol officer then utilized a PIT maneuver and stopped the other vehicle. An unidentified 30-year-old man was behind the wheels of the car. When questioned, the driver admitted that he knew he was striking a patrol officer; however, he stated that he only hit the police vehicle because he wanted to alert the officer to two individuals fighting in the backseat of the patrol car. The officer was alone at the time.

The driver was taken to Pierce County Jail and charged with DUI, driving without a license, and vehicular assault.

Contact a King County DUI Attorney

Regardless of the circumstances of your DUI arrest, you should know that you are innocent until proven guilty. Prosecutors do bear the burden of proof. And a King County DUI attorney on your side can explain to you your options and defenses.

To learn how a DUI attorney can help you, contact the DUI defense firm of Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff by calling 1-866-822-1230.

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William Kirk, Partner

Bill Kirk has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics Magazine every year since 2003. He currently serves on the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense and is the President of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice. Bill is one of only two attorneys in this state to pass the National College's Board Certification Exam.

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