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Man Arrested for Driving 50 MPH Over Speed Limit in South Seattle

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jul 07, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not many people would mistake Martin Luther King Jr. Way in south Seattle for the Autobahn in Germany. With a city speed limit of 30 mph and urban traffic, most drivers maintain or drive well below the posted speed limit. However, on June 28, an unidentified 26-year-old man was caught driving 80 mph down the normally busy road. A whopping 50 mph over the speed limit, reports My Northwest.

The Seattle police spotted the man speeding and driving erratically. The driver apparently did not have full control of his vehicle and drove onto the sidewalk at some points and even through some hedges. The man then took a sharp turn onto South Othello Street driving right past a police officer's patrol vehicle.

The police officer gave chase of the speeding Mazda MP5. Given the high speeds, the officer lost sight of the driver until he eventually saw that the driver had collided with a parked vehicle. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured during the wild escapade. The driver was taken to a local hospital to check out his erratic behavior. The police arrested him for suspected drunk driving.

Contact a King County DUI Attorney

You should know that if you are arrested for a drunk driving charge, you could face other related criminal charges as well. For example, the speeder in south Seattle could face additional charges of reckless driving, endangerment, and even felony charges had he injured someone.

If you have any questions about a DUI charge and its related criminal charges in the King County area, you will want to contact an experienced attorney. Discuss the specific facts of your case by scheduling a consultation with an attorney at Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff. Call us at 1-866-822-1230 to get help with 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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