Michael Anthony Robertson was sentenced to ten years in prison for killing a Seattle woman in a drunk driving crash this April, reports My Northwest.
The 25-year-old Robertson smashed head-on into a vehicle driven by 58-year-old Morgan Williams in the early morning hours of April 4th.
For the deadly accident, Robertson faced a maximum sentence of 126 months in jail. However, he was sentenced to 120 months by Superior Court Judge Bruce Heller. Judge Heller said that he shed six months from the maximum sentence as Robertson pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and spared the family of the victim a lengthy trial.
In April, Robertson was accused of driving his Ford Explorer SUV westbound in the eastbound lanes of SR520 near the University of Washington. As he drove the wrong way down the highway, Robertson smashed his SUV into a Mazda Protege driven by Williams.
After the accident, Robertson reportedly told authorities that he only had two drinks and stated that he may have been drugged. However, an investigation turned up a near empty bottle of whiskey in the passenger seat next to Robertson. To make matters worse, at the time of the deadly accident, Robertson was awaiting trial for another DUI in Tacoma.
While the facts and circumstances of Michael Robertson's DUI are extreme, drivers in the Seattle and King County areas who are accused of more "routine" DUIs should be aware that they face serious penalties too. This is especially true for individuals charged with being a repeat DUI offender.
If you have any questions regarding a DUI charge, you should contact experienced legal counsel. Talk to an attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000 and learn how we can help you defend your DUI charges.