A Lake Stevens man who was a drunk driving collision victim in October of last year has filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle for injuries sustained in the crash, according to KIRO 7 News.
Scott Pratt was driving with his son in the Mukilteo area when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle, driven by John Fox, an undercover police detective. Fox was allegedly off-duty while driving a city of Seattle-owned car during the incident and was charged with drunken driving as a result of the crash.
The city apparently refused to pay for the injuries that Pratt and his son received in the car accident because Fox was off-duty during the collision. The city claimed that they did not have to pay for the injuries because the officer was off-duty.
“This was just clear negligence and this should have been dealt with quickly and swiftly, and I don’t see it. I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,” Pratt said. “Here we are victimized by someone who should have been protecting people, but yet was out being reckless.”
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