DUI suspect hits WSP car in Auburn

Story Highlights:
One injured in Auburn accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by DUI
Two arrested for suspicion of DUI



Date: May 21, 2011, 05/21/2011
Location: Auburn, King and Pierce County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

A drunk driver collided with a Washington State Patrol car on Saturday morning in Auburn.

Around 3 a.m. a trooper had pulled over a drunk driver onto the shoulder of Highway 167. The 36-year-old woman was in the back seat of his patrol car while he was seated in the front seat waiting for a tow truck when the car was struck from behind by another drunk driver. The BMW that struck him was driven by a 24-year-old woman. 

The trooper suffered minor injuries and both women were booked into King county Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. No other details have been released and the investigation is ongoing.

Auburn Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
Fatal accident count: 2
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
Fatalities: 2
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Washington State Drunk Driving Law

A person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state: (a) And the person has, within two hours after driving, an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher as shown by analysis of the person's breath or blood made under RCW 46.61.506; or (b) While the person is under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor or any drug; or (c) While the person is under the combined influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor and any drug.

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 16,694 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the United States in 2004. This figure represents 39% of all traffic incident deaths. In fact, more than 500,000 Americans are injured annually in drunken driving crashes. In 2008, 255 people in Washington State lost their lives in fatal alcohol related motor vehicle collisions. One hundred eighty-two (182) of those accidents involved a drunk driver whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.08 or higher. In Washington State, 34% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol.

Seattle Drunk Driving Accident Victim Attorneys

We Only Represent Victims of Drunk Drivers. Not DUI Offenders. In Washington State, 54% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. In 2009 265 people in Washington State lost their lives in drunk driving crashes. In Washington State there is a sharp increase in the number of drunk driving incidents near major holidays. The drunk driving victim lawyers at Davis Law Group have experience dealing with collisions that were caused by someone who was under the influence of alcohol. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed due to drunk driving crash Seattle attorney Christopher Davis has a team of dedicated and experienced lawyers th at will fight for the highest possible compensation for you.
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