On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, an Auburn man was killed in a suspected street racing accident. The man was riding his Suzuki motorcycle on south I-405 when the driver of an Acura moved into his lane. Witnesses reported that it appeared the two men were racing at the time of the accident.
The motorcycle hit the guardrail on the left shoulder of the highway, and the rider was flung from the bike. He died of blunt force injuries.
The driver of the Acura, a Kirkland man, stayed at the scene until police arrived. He said that he was traveling at 70 mph, and sped up to try to pass two motorcyclists who were riding in the same lane.
Officers reported that the man smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot and watery eyes. At the scene, he refused to take field sobriety tests. The man has been arrested and is possibly looking at charges for DUI and vehicular homicide.
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In Washington, both DUI and vehicular homicide are serious offenses. The penalties for a DUI include jail time, fines, license suspension, and installation of an ignition interlock device. Vehicular homicide is charged when a person is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, driving recklessly, or operating a vehicle without regard for the safety of others. This offense is a class A felony, which is punishable by up to life in prison and/or up to $50,000 in fines.
If you have been accused with either, retain the services of a skilled Lynnwood attorney. Understanding the severity of penalties and the effects they could have on your life, our team works relentlessly to fight charges. We will review the facts of your case to build a solid legal strategy and seek a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Discuss your legal options with our lawyers by calling us at (425) 296-9358 or completing an online contact form.