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Six pedestrians hit by driver in DUI crash

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

At 2am Saturday morning, at the intersection of 36th street and Phinney Avenue North, a man crashed his vehicle into a crowd and struck six pedestrians in front of Nectar Lounge in Fremont. One witness stated, “I know I saw for sure two bodies and then it looked like clumps of clothes and shoes ...

Mary Bridge Festival of Trees this weekend

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Seattle DUI defense attorneys of Cowan Kirk Gaston Law Firm are pleased to announce the Mary Bridge Festival of Trees this weekend on Dec 10 and 11. This exciting holiday event fun for the whole family showcases 70 pristinely decorated Christmas trees at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade C...

Drunk driver calls OnStar

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A little after 2am on Sunday night, Gary Kietlinski of Cossayuna called OnStar from his pickup truck saying to the dispatcher, “I just can't drive my truck home. You can see. I'm on a back road here going to Cossayuna. I could do it but I really don't want to…I'm a little under the influence.” Ac...

Man convicted of fatal BUI accident

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 45 year-old man has been found guilty by a jury of operating a boat while intoxicated and killing a 38 year-old passenger on board. The crash happened in 2005 on Lake Butte des Morts. According to reports, the men were on their way back home when the powerboat hit a shallow part of the lake and...

Drunk driving statistics down

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According to research by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunk driving is down nearly 30% from its highest peak in 2006. 2010 revealed to have the lowest percentage of drunk drivers since 1993, when the CDC began gathering statistics. The research shows that an estimated 4 mil...

Driver charged for fatal crash

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The driver that struck a 50 year-old man has been arrested on allegations that was drunk when the collision occurred. The accident happened last weekend in Chicago just after one in the morning. Deciding to go to another bar, the 45 year-old driver and a friend left a club where they had been dri...

Former NFL player charged with 6th DWI

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45 year-old Reggie Rogers, former Washington Huskies defensive lineman, will serve one more year in jail after being charged with this sixth drunk driving offense. Rogers has had a checkered past and has been in-and-out of jail since the late 80s. In 1988, he killed three teenage boys in Michigan...

NHL player to face charges BUI

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26 year-old professional NHL player for the Winnipeg Jets, Dustin Byfuglien, was pulled over on August 31 on suspicion of boating while intoxicated and will face charges by Minnesota law enforcement. Officers pulled Byfuglien over on a residential Minnesota lake where they administered a breath t...

Driver could face felony charges

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 42 year-old man could face more than three years in jail on drunk driving charges. In the state of Washington, five DUIs within a ten-year period could lead to felony charges. His records show that he has had four DUI convictions since 2002. The Sedro-Woolley man got his fifth drunk driving con...

Former UW football player arrested for DUI

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A senior tight end for the University of Montana, who used to play for the University of Washington before he was kicked off for violating team rules last summer, was arrested in Seattle this past summer for drunk driving. The player's coach just found out last week that his player's arraignment ...

Drunk driver accused of killing baby boy

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 26 year-old man has been accused of vehicular homicide after he got drunk and crashed into a disabled vehicle that had a 3-month old baby inside. The child died at the scene and his parents were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and have since been released. The man's bail...

Former Redskins player arrested for 3rd DUI

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Rickie Harris, a form Redskins' defensive back in the 1960s, was arrested last December for his third drunk driving charge. His trial started earlier this week. The 68 year-old man suffers from dementia, but a Fairfax County judge ruled him competent to stand trial. Harris' lawyer claims that hi...

Two BUIs issued on one boat

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Seafair weekend saw 71 arrests for boating under the influence, and two of those arrests were for drivers driving the same boat. Four hours after the owner of the vessel was arrested for BUI, another man driving the boat was also arrested. The owner was stopped after violating a “No Go Zone” and...

Police will step up patrol for Seafair weekend

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Friday through Sunday of Seafair week, law enforcement will heavily patrol the waterways for intoxicated boaters. Last year, 59 individuals were convicted of operating a boat while drunk, and 54 were arrested for drunk driving on King County roads. On the water, boaters can expect to see a Mobil...

Drunk drivers will have their vehicles towed and impounded

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week, a new law was passed in the Washington Legislature that would require officers to tow and impound the vehicles of people who are arrested for drunk driving for at least 12 hours. The law was created after a woman was arrested for drunk driving in 2007 but was allowed to return to her ...

Oak Harbor man faces DUI and vehicular assault charges

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A 22-year-old man from Oak Harbor is currently facing felony vehicular assault and DUI charges after he drove his motorcycle into a parked car, resulting in the injuries of his passenger. According to a lawsuit brought against the man by prosecutors with the Island County Superior Court, the man...

Man charged with DUI after fatal bicycle crash

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A Tennessee man was charged with a DUI after he caused an accident that killed one bicycle rider and injured another on Tuesday night. According to reports, the man hit a 21-year-old woman from Vermont and a 19-year-old woman from Seattle. The 21-year-old woman died at the scene of the accident,...

Former Seattle Seahawk arrested for DUI

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Brandon Lee Frye, a former NFL tackle that played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2009, was arrested over the weekend for driving drunk near his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The 28-year-old was pulled over at around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday when officers suspected that he may have been driving...

"Operation Dry Water" will crack down on drunk boaters

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Police officers in Wenatchee, Washington will be participating in “Operation Dry Water” from June 24-26. This operation will crack down on people who boat while under the influence of alcohol. During the operation, officers will be patrolling the Washington-area lakes and oceans more often, as w...

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