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Kindnesses of strangers

Accident victim has endured, thanks to his family, police officer

Date: 07/29/2015 | Local News

Drunk Boating: Both dangerous and illegal

SEATTLE — Seattle Police Officer Mark Mulvanny remembers a time about 10 years ago when he spotted a drunk boater.He was patrolling Lake Union when he saw the boat speeding northbound, heading straight for him.

Date: 07/25/2015 | Northwest

Memorial Wall ceremony in Everett remembers DUI victims

EVERETT — A somber ceremony is planned in September to remember victims of local DUI crashes.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Local News

3 teens killed, 3 injured in head-on crash in Lewis County

ONALASKA — Three teens were killed and three others injured when a minivan collided head-on with an SUV in Lewis County.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest

Driver who killed Bellingham toddler facing DUI charge

BELLINGHAM — A young woman who caused a crash that killed a Bellingham toddler in 2010 has been jailed again on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Date: 07/13/2015 | Northwest

Driver in serious crash had two previous DUIs

EVERETT — Troopers believe a Bothell woman was impaired and driving with a suspended license when she was involved in a head-on crash that left a Lynnwood woman with serious injuries.The crash occurred around 6 p.m. July 2 on Highway 525 in Lynnwood.The...

Date: 07/12/2015 | Local News

$385K settlement reached in deadly Broadway crash

EVERETT — Frank Blair will tell you Everett is a great city where he’s met some compassionate and caring people.

Date: 06/29/2015 | Local News

High speed, alcohol blamed for fatal crash

GRANITE FALLS — An Arlington-area man was driving up to 119 mph before the crash that took his life in February, officials have determined.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Local News

Despite increase in pot-impaired drivers, alcohol still biggest issue

EVERETT — A lot of the rules surrounding marijuana have changed here in recent years.One hasn't. It's still illegal to drive while high.Statewide, marijuana was found in 28 percent of blood samples taken in impaired driving cases in 2014, according to data...

Date: 06/17/2015 | Local News

With evidence tossed out, Bellevue man gets 2 years in fatal Highway 529 crash

EVERETT — A Bellevue man was sentenced Tuesday to a little over two years in prison for a fatal crash that killed his friend's son.A judge's ruling in April tossed out blood tests showing that Shawn...

Date: 06/16/2015 | Local News

Taxing alcohol isn’t going to discourage binge drinking

There's been a significant rise in "heavy drinking" among Americans, according to a new study out of the University of Washington.But what do these researchers mean by "heavy drinking"? wine lovers must ask. For a woman, heavy drinking is defined as...

Date: 06/16/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Idaho Police: Spokane Woman raced drunk with children in vehicle

POST FALLS, Idaho — A Washington state woman that police in northern Idaho say street raced while intoxicated with two children in her car has been charged with driving under the influence.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Northwest

Oregon dispatcher’s family sues state for $10 million over deadly crash

MEDFORD, Ore. — The family of a late southern Oregon emergency dispatcher is seeking almost $10 million in a lawsuit against the state, saying the wrong-way driver who killed the woman on I-5 should not have been given a driver’s license.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Northwest

DUI suspect slams head-on into Milton police officer car

MILTON — A Milton police officer suffered head and leg injuries after a suspected drunk driver slammed head-on into his patrol car at 50 reported that the crash happened early Tuesday after the officer spotted a car stopped on state Route 99.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Northwest

Patrol officer hurt by suspected drunken driver on I-90 bridge in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Washington State Patrol says a sergeant who had stopped another motorist on the Interstate 90 floating bridge across Lake Washington was injured Friday night when a suspected drunken driver crashed into his patrol car.

Date: 05/30/2015 | Northwest

Former software entrepreneur is now Oregon’s top DUI officer

WEST LINN, Ore. — After circling the restaurants and bars along West Linn’s Willamette Falls Drive four times, Officer Jim Abeles spots a young guy driving away from a sports pub.

Date: 05/14/2015 | Northwest

Ex-Seahawk Jerramy Stevens gets 30 days in jail for DUI

TORRANCE, Calif. — Former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens has been sentenced to a month in jail for driving drunk in a Southern California beach town.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest

Judge says lawsuit against Everett in fatal accident can proceed

EVERETT — Lawyers for the city of Everett failed to convince a judge on Friday to toss out a lawsuit that in part blames faulty road design for a drunken crash that killed two people and injured two others in 2010.The

Date: 04/19/2015 | Local News

Driver arrested after taking seniors for wild ride to Skagit tulip festival

SNOHOMISH — Eleven senior citizens missed touring the tulips on Wednesday after their van driver was arrested for impaired driving while crossing the U.S. 2 trestle.The passengers were picked up at the Snohomish Senior Center around 11 a.m. They were headed to the...

Date: 04/09/2015 | Local News

Talking to kids about alcohol, glass in hand

For a variety of reasons, I gave up alcohol Jan. 4.I have your attention, don't I?This is because people who enjoy drinking are always curious about people who stop. I know I always am.And this is so because most regular imbibers, especially us wine...

Date: 04/08/2015 | Opinion Columnists

State Senate approves lowering threshold for felony DUI

OLYMPIA — The Senate has unanimously passed a measure that would make it a felony charge to drive under the influence when the driver has three prior offenses within 10 years.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Northwest

Fatal DUI police pursuit near Gold Bar was lawful, says county prosecutor

GOLD BAR — Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies acted lawfully when they pursued a drunken driver who ultimately died in a crash on eastbound U.S. 2 in 2013, prosecutors say.Eric John Breum, 55, of Skykomish, crashed his truck and died while fleeing from a traffic stop.

Date: 01/21/2015 | Local News

Victim of horrific Everett crash is healing

EVERETT — Juan Quintanilla Jr. thanks God for healing his brain. He also is grateful to his wife for standing by his side.

Date: 12/27/2014 | Local News

Washington troopers injured on I-5 in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Washington State Patrol says two troopers who were injured Sunday night on Interstate 5 in north Seattle have been released from a hospital.The two were injured in separate crashes related to a racing incident.

Date: 12/22/2014 | Northwest

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

BALTIMORE — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning."You don't need a lecture...

Date: 12/20/2014 | Nation & World

Deputy pleads guilty to reckless driving in Mill Creek incident

MILL CREEK — A King County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to reckless driving after being arrested for DUI earlier this year in Mill Creek.

Date: 12/12/2014 | Local News

Ex-police commander fined for negligent driving after DUI arrest

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — A former Mountlake Terrace police commander has been given a traffic ticket and a $550 fine in connection with his drunken-driving arrest earlier this year.

Date: 12/09/2014 | Local News

Near-naked female driver arrested for DUI in Pierce County

TACOMA — A 22-year-old woman accused of driving the wrong way on a highway and speeding away from officers while wearing only a bra has appeared in court — wearing a jail uniform.

Date: 12/08/2014 | Northwest

2 Pierce County deputies injured in crash

TACOMA — Two Pierce County deputies suffered minor injuries in a collision early Friday with a driver who appeared drunk.The sheriff’s office says the other car ran a stop sign and hit the patrol car about 1:15 a.m. at an intersection in Tacoma.

Date: 12/05/2014 | Northwest

Wrong-way driver, 86, charged in Tacoma

TACOMA — The Pierce County prosecutor has charged an 86-year-old University Place man with vehicular assault for a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome.

Date: 11/12/2014 | Northwest

Legislature should consider penalties for drowsy driving

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed this week, Nov. 2-9, as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week in Washington. While this proclamation is a significant step toward awareness and prevention or drowsy driving, there is much more that needs to be done to keep this problem off of our roads and...

Date: 11/08/2014 | Commentary

Sign is a memorial to a young life lost

Dana Floyd, 16, sister of Ellen Floyd, who died in a drunken-driving crash in 2010, unveils a sign Wednesday urging people to not drink and drive. The sign is posted at the end of 300th Street NW and Old Highway 99, north of Stanwood. Among the 20 people who attended the unveiling were...

Date: 10/30/2014 | Local News

Truck driver cited for DUI after school bus crash near Purdy

PURDY — The Washington State Patrol says it believes the woman behind the wheel of a pickup truck that collided with a school bus near Purdy was driving while impaired Thursday afternoon.

Date: 10/23/2014 | Northwest

Deputies didn't ram car before fatal crash, probe finds

GOLD BAR — Detectives have finished their investigation into a high-speed pursuit that ended in a fatal crash on U.S. 2 last year.The case has been forwarded to Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe, who will be asked to determine if a sheriff's deputy and a sergeant's...

Date: 10/13/2014 | Local News

Blood, fiber linked to woman killed by car

MACHIAS — Forensic scientists say the blood collected in 2012 from the windshield of a Lake Stevens man’s car belongs to a woman who was found in a ditch along a rural Snohomish County road.

Date: 10/04/2014 | Local News

Man gets 15 years for U.S. 101 crash that killed 2

ASTORIA, Ore. — A 40-year-old man who was under the influence of methamphetamine, heroin and oxycodone when his car crossed the centerline of U.S. 101 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the deaths of two people in the resulting crash.

Date: 10/02/2014 | Northwest

Sharing a painful loss

A key volunteer for the DUI task force is leaving

Date: 10/01/2014 | Local News

Trooper disciplined in U-turn crash that injured Everett woman

EVERETT — A Washington State Patrol trooper was disciplined earlier this year for an on-duty collision in Skagit County involving an Everett woman.The trooper violated the patrol’s driving policies Feb. 20 when he made an unsafe U-turn on Highway 20, according to the internal investigation.

Date: 09/01/2014 | Local News

Off-duty Portland officer accused of DUI

GRESHAM, Ore. — An off-duty Portland police sergeant has been arrested by suburban Gresham police for investigation of drunken driving, reckless driving and criminal mischief.

Date: 08/07/2014 | Northwest

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