[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.