Early Tuesday morning, authorities say that a suspected drunk driver struck the vehicles of two Washington State Patrol officers on the Ship Canal Bridge in Seattle, reports Q13 Fox.
The Washington State Patrol officers had pulled over on Interstate 5 as they responded to an accident. One of the officers was sitting inside his car when the alleged drunk driver drove by and struck the vehicles. That officer suffered minor injuries. The other officer was outside his vehicle and avoided injury.
The driver who caused the accident was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, but was not identified. That individual now faces serious charges and potential penalties. Officials indicated that the incident should serve as a reminder to the public to slow down when they see a patrol car pulled over to the side of the road. The incident should also serve as a reminder not to drink and drive.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
You should know that there is no good result from drinking and driving. You put your life and the lives of others at jeopardy when you get behind the wheels drunk. While not every drunk driver will have the misfortune of crashing into the Washington State Patrol, you should keep in mind that this incident could have ended a lot worse.
A drunk driving charge can have serious repercussions on your life and the lives of others. If you have been charged with the crime, you should consult with an attorney to learn the seriousness of the penalties you face and options for your defense. To learn more, contact an attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000.