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April 17, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Bellevue cop fired for mishandling colleague’s alleged DUI

A Bellevue police officer who did not cite a colleague for drunken driving, conduct field sobriety tests or make an effort to obtain the officer’s blood-alcohol level before letting him leave with his wife, has been fired. Officer Doug Brennan, who has been on administrative leave since February, was  fired Wednesday. Chief Linda Pillo found that Brennan…


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April 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Oregon man arrested for DUI after crashing car into train

The Associated Press JEFFERSON, Ore. — Marion County sheriff’s deputies say a driver crashed into a train before daybreak, ran from his burning car and asked neighbors for a place to sleep. The sheriff’s department reported Monday that 24-year-old Kyle Randall was arrested on a drunken driving charge after the neighbors called officers about 5 a.m. Saturday. Deputies…


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April 2, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Deputies: Alcohol involved in Burien car-motorcycle death

UPDATE, 3:52 p.m. | The motorcyclist killed after a car-motorcycle collision in Burien has been identified as Lee Cornett, 40, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. ORIGINAL POST | A motorcyclist was killed and the driver of a car arrested after a car-motorcycle collision in Burien last night that deputies say involved…


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March 5, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Vehicular-homicide charge filed in crash that killed pregnant woman

The Associated Press TACOMA — The driver of pickup that crashed into a taxi minivan early Tuesday, killing a pregnant passenger, has been charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says 48-year-old Anderson Hamilton, of Puyallup, was under the influence of drugs at the time of the head-on collision on Highway 167 east of…


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February 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM

King County deputy arrested after on-duty traffic collision

A veteran King County sheriff’s deputy was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Mill Creek this morning after he crashed his patrol car into the rear of another vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said. Police who responded to the accident just before 7 a.m. near 132nd Street Southeast and Bothell-Everett Highway said the deputy showed signs of impairment, the Sheriff’s Office said…


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February 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Woman booked for DUI after hit-and-run with motorcycle in Lynnwood

A Snohomish County judge on Friday found probable cause to hold Pamela Masterman-Stearns of Auburn on investigation of DUI, injury hit-and-run and vehicular assault after she allegedly drove drunk and hit a motorcyclist with her car in Lynnwood, then fled the scene in her damaged Volkswagen Jetta. Masterman-Stearns, 50, is the president of the City of Seattle…


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January 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Man struck by SUV while pumping gas in Rainier Beach; driver arrested for vehicular assault

UPDATE, 8:10 p.m. | The driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe that struck another man was arrested, Seattle police said. Pending his release from Harborview Medical Center, he is expected to be booked into the King County Jail for investigation of vehicular assault.   ORIGINAL POST | A man who was pumping gas at a supermarket suffered a…


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January 24, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Wrong-way driver hits trooper on I-5 at Tukwila

UPDATE 12:40 p.m.: The driver was 19 years old, according to the Washington State Patrol. CORRECTION:  An earlier version of this post incorrectly said which direction troopers say the woman was driving. ORIGINAL POST: A Washington State Patrol trooper suffered minor injuries after a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 struck his patrol car in Tukwila this morning. Trooper Chris…


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January 22, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Lewis County deputy arrested for DUI resigns

The Associated Press CHEHALIS — A Lewis County sheriff’s deputy suspected of drunken driving has resigned while under investigation. Sheriff Steve Mansfield said Tuesday that Deputy Christopher P. Fulton likely would have been fired. The 31-year-old Napavine man was arrested Jan. 4 by a state trooper on Interstate 5 near Chehalis. The Chronicle reports Fulton has pleaded not guilty…


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January 15, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Tukwila man charged after victim of December crash dies

A 24-year-old Tukwila man was charged today with vehicular homicide after one of the victims of a Dec. 17 collision died, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Christopher Wittman was allegedly driving drunk when he crashed his car through a fence and over an embankment onto state Highway 509 in Burien and collided with a couple’s car, prosecutors say….


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