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DUI investigations after woman drives on 15th Ave sidewalk, truck flips at 6th/University

[mappress mapid=”31″]Two car crashes involving suspected DUI drivers on the streets of Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle overnight kept police busy but fortunately did not send anybody to the hospital

Just after 2 AM at 15th and Thomas, police and medics responded to a report of a car crashing into the Group Health building at the intersection only to find that a car had driven onto the sidewalk and collided with the hospital’s flower planters.

The female driver was suspected of driving under the influence and taken away in handcuffs. Police tell us she was interviewed at the precinct and released.

Meanwhile, the driver of the truck in a rollover crash at 6th and University was also suspected of driving under the influence after the two car collision around 11 PM Monday. All the occupants of the vehicles involved were able to exit their vehicles. Seattle Fire reports that it did not treat the driver who was belligerent and declined medical attention. According to police radio, the driver had a previous DWI conviction.

Police also responded to a suspected drunk driver early this morning at Boren and James.

We’ll follow up to see what we can learn about any charges related to these incidents. Because of the relatively low level of crime driving under the influence is considered in Washington State and the often lengthy traffic collision investigation process, it can take weeks and sometimes months before charges are filed.

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8 thoughts on “DUI investigations after woman drives on 15th Ave sidewalk, truck flips at 6th/University

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  2. I’m confused by this sentence: “Because of the relatively low level of crime driving under the influence is considered in Washington State…” Do you mean that the police give a lower priority to pushing through investigations on DWI incidents, so they are delayed in favor of more high-profile crimes?

    • Yeah, who writes this shit! :) trying to say information about the crimes exists in systems designed around releasing certain felonies like assault and burglary. It’s complicated. Probably too complicated for me to splice it onto the end of this report.

  3. Was she really interviewed and just released? If that’s true, “the talk” of serious issues existing at the East Precinct seems valid.

  4. An even lower priority crime – actually barely considered a crime – is driving sober but stupid and reckless. Ten year old kid killed last week in Spanaway, only witness was the guy who ran into him, and it’s barely even news since apparently the guy wasn’t drunk.

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