Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes directed his staff to find the city's worst DUI offenders. His staff came up with a list of 16 names, reports KIRO TV.
There are currently about 2,000 outstanding warrants for DUI charges in Seattle. Pete Holmes wanted to narrow this list of offenders to the "most dangerous" men and women. These 16 individuals make up 40 of the outstanding warrants. It's unclear exactly what methodology Holmes used to determine that an individual is dangerous; however, he did consider the probation conditions of the individual and whether that person had multiple outstanding warrants.
Holmes states that the point of the list was to let the offenders know that they were actively being searched for and that the authorities intended to hold them accountable for the charges.
So far, Seattle police have arrested two people on the list. Two individuals on the list have reportedly died and another two have moved out of state. That leaves ten dangerous DUI offenders still believed to be on Seattle streets. To give you some idea of the danger posed by these individuals, one member of the list, 53-year-old Jerry Frederick, has been charged in three dozen DUI cases and has ten convictions. Another man on the list, 45-year-old Bryan Charles Knight, has been arrested for 40 DUIs. These individuals face very serious penalties if caught.
Whether you are a "most dangerous" DUI offender or a first-time DUI offender, you will want experienced counsel if you are charged with a DUI. Our attorneys have extensive experience and regularly practice in Seattle Municipal Court. The penalties for a DUI can be severe and include mandatory jail time even for a first-time DUI. To learn how an attorney can help you, contact the Seattle DUI attorneys at Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000.