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December 14, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Man charged with plowing into pedestrians in Fremont

A 23-year-old University of Washington senior was charged today with four counts of vehicular assault, accused of driving drunk and plowing into a group of pedestrians early Saturday in Fremont.

Six people were hit and four were seriously injured, including a 21-year-old man who suffered a traumatic brain injury and fractures to his skull and face, according to King County prosecutors.

Cary Dexter Griffin posted $200,000 bail and was released from the King County Jail on Monday, jail records show. His arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 27.

Griffin was allegedly behind the wheel of a 2004 gold Subaru with Colorado license plates when he drove into a group of bar patrons who had just left the Ballroom Lounge on North 36th Street and were attempting to get an intoxicated friend into a Land Rover for a ride back to the woman’s home in Edmonds, charging papers say.

Six people were hit and at least two of their bodies “caved in his hood and smashed into his windshield,” charging papers say.

Griffin allegedly drove half a block before stopping and walking back to the scene, they say. His blood alcohol level was nearly 0.19, more than double the legal limit of 0.08, charging papers say.

In addition to the 21-year-old man, the alleged victims are a 22-year-old woman who suffered multiple leg and facial fractures; a 21-year-old man who suffered several facial lacerations and will require plastic surgery; and a 31-year-old man who suffered a wrist fracture and injuries to his knees.

Two other men, ages 37 and 18, were not badly hurt.

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