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Father Charged With DUI/Child Endangerment in Crash

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jun 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Washington man was charged with suspected driving under the influence and child endangerment following a car accident. Police say that the unidentified Federal Way man lost control of his car and flipped over off the street. The man had his three young children in the car at the time, reports KOMO News.

Investigators say that the man was going north on I-5 when he crashed his car in Thurston County. The man somehow flipped his car and ended up upside down in a grassy area next to the road. The police discovered the man's three young children in the car at the time -- ages 5, 7, and 10. The children fortunately suffered only minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

The 32-year-old father could now face imprisonment and the other penalties associated with a DUI along with possibly losing custody of his children stemming from the child endangerment charge.

Contact a King County DUI Attorney

If you have been charged with drunk driving, you should be aware that you face very serious penalties and repercussions beyond criminal penalties. In the case of this Washington father, he could possibly lose custody of his three young children as well as have to deal with personal fallout at home. In addition, if the man is convicted of the DUI, he could be sent to jail and pay significant fines.

As a result, you will want to work closely with a DUI defense attorney if you are charged with a DUI in the King County area. To learn about the penalties you may face and possible options for your defense, contact a DUI attorney at Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff by calling 1-866-822-1230 to schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.

About the Author

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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