Police believe that two drunk drivers caused a serious crash in Bellevue early Thursday morning, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The two-car accident caused one passenger serious injuries and shut down the 3100 block of 148th Avenue in Bellevue for a short period of time.
The accident occurred at 2:10 AM when an Acura SUV traveling southbound on 148th Avenue reportedly struck a Ford Taurus attempting to turn left into an apartment building on the same street. The Acura t-boned the Taurus causing significant damage in the Taurus. One of the passengers in the Taurus suffered serious, though not life-threatening, injuries.
The 29-year-old driver of the Acura and 57-year-old driver of the Taurus were both booked into King County jail for investigation of vehicular assault. Police suspect that the driver of the Acura was going much faster than the posted speed limit of 40 mph when it impacted the Taurus. However, the police have also not absolved the driver of the Taurus from any fault. The accident caused the road to be shut down for about four hours.
Contact a Bellevue DUI Attorney
You can face serious penalties for a DUI and the penalties are not decreased if you happen to be involved in a car accident with another drunk driver. Instead, both parties would be losers if the police determine that you were both driving impaired.
As a result, residents in Bellevue and other parts of King County will want to work with an experienced drunk driving attorney if they have been charged with the crime. An experienced DUI attorney like the ones at Wolff Criminal Defense can help review the facts of your case and work on your options and defenses. Get started on fighting your DUI charge by scheduling a consultation with our firm. Contact us at 425-284-2000 to learn more.