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January 29, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Everett man sentenced to 5 years for Chelan County drive-by shooting

The Wenatchee World

An Everett man earned a five-year prison sentence Wednesday for firing gunshots from a car at an Entiat homeowner last May.

Luke T. Boudrieau, 19, entered an Alford plea of guilty to five felony charges, maintaining his innocence while agreeing he could be convicted for his part in gunfire that nearly struck a resident who was walking onto his Entiat River Road porch May 23.

At least one gunshot narrowly missed the resident, striking the house wall beside him, according to Chelan County sheriff’s reports. Others in the car identified Boudrieau, the front-seat passenger, as the man who discharged a .22-caliber handgun as the car passed the home.

One occupant of the car captured video of the shooting, which Superior Court Judge T.W.“Chip” Small reviewed before passing sentence. The group of four told police they were en route from Everett to Chelan for Memorial Day weekend and got lost, driving up the Entiat River Road by mistake.

According to police reports, Boudrieau told deputies he had used heroin just before firing five to 10 times out the Chevy Lumina window at trees and signposts, and did not intend to harm anyone. “Drugs make me do dumb things,” he said.

About eight grams of heroin and just over an ounce of cocaine turned up in the group’s vehicle. Boudrieau’s plea accepts charges of conspiracy to commit a drive-by shooting, second-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine with intent to sell and possession of heroin. He has previous convictions of attempted second-degree robbery and possession of methamphetamine.

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