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Local Chef Maxime Bilet Charged With DUI

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jul 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you're into the modernist cuisine scene in Seattle, you may have heard of chef Maxime Bilet. However, the modernist chef recently made the news for all the wrong reasons. Instead of his food making the headlines, the author and chef is being accused of drunk driving and a hit-and-run following an accident near Madison and Summit, reports Capitol Hill Seattle.

The 32-year-old Bilet is the former director of Nathan Myhrvold's Modernist Cuisine venture and also co-author Myhrvold's six-volume book on modernist cuisine. Currently, Bilet is the proprietor of a dinner series business. On Tuesday night, police say that the chef and entrepreneur drove away from a scene of a collision in Seattle while under the influence of alcohol.

Witnesses called police and reported that Bilet's 2013 Honda CRV struck another car and then drove off. The accident occurred shortly before midnight on Tuesday night and police were able to catch up with Bilet a short time later. The police evaluated Bilet for alcohol impairment and he was taken into custody.

Contact a King County DUI Attorney

If you are charged with drunk driving in the King County area, you should know that frequently you may face multiple charges besides just drunk driving. As was the case with Maxime Bilet, you could face criminal charges for a hit and run. In addition, a lot of DUI suspects also face charges for driving without insurance, driving on a suspended license, and other unrelated charges.

The penalties for a DUI conviction can be very severe. If you have any questions about the charges against you, contact an attorney at Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff by calling 1-866-822-1230.

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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