On September 8, a driver in Seattle was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana after he allegedly ran over a motorcyclist and trapped the victim under his vehicle.
Around 1:00 pm, the driver struck a 30-year-old motorcyclist near the intersection of MLK Jr. Way South and East Pike Street. The motorcyclist became trapped underneath of the vehicle, and the Seattle fire department was called to extricate the victim. The victim was then transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.
Police were forced to close down East Pike Street between 27th Avenue and 29th Avenue as a result of the accident. Seattle police officers continue to investigate the accident.
The driver was arrested for DUI, and police suspected that the man was high on marijuana. The driver was to undergo a blood test to determine whether he was under the influence of marijuana or any other intoxicants.
In Washington, DUI means operating a vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. Washington's DUI laws apply to both legal and illegal drugs, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. If you were arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana, alcohol, or another intoxicant, make sure you have a top DUI lawyer on your side.
Seattle DUI Defense Attorney Jonathan Dichter has experience in all types of drunk driving cases in Snohomish County, King County, and the surrounding areas. His successful track record has resulted in a number of impressive awards and accolades, including a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and inclusion in the Washington's Super Lawyers® list of Rising Stars℠.
As a recognized leader in DUI defense, you can be confident that Attorney Dichter will provide you with the aggressive and effective representation you need. Call today to retain the superior defense your DUI case demands!