Monthly Archives: May 2011

SPD Officers Injured While Responding to Assault Against Trooper

Two Seattle police officers received minor injuries when they crashed into each other on their way to help a state patrol trooper in distress. A trooper spotted a man walking on the eastbound lanes of SR-520 near Montlake just after noon on Sunday, said patrol spokesperson Julie Startup. The trooper approached the man to escort… Continue Reading »

Yakima DUI Court on the Horizon?

Yakima County is awaiting funding for a specialty DUI court, and should learn in the very near future as to whether a $150,000 federal grant has been authorized for the specialty court. There are currently four other counties in Washington State that have dedicated DUI courts. If approved, it is believed that a Yakima County… Continue Reading »

UW Football Player Receives Deferred Sentence

On March 3, 2011, University of Washington football player, and former O’Dea High School standout, Johri Fogerson was stopped by law enforcement because the vehicle he was operating had a faulty headlight. During the stop, officers discovered Johri was in possession of marijuana. While in the process of arresting Johri and putting him in handcuffs,… Continue Reading »

Drunk Driver Hits Trooper

A suspected drunk driver slammed into the rear of a Washington State Patrol car early Saturday as the trooper was pulled over to arrest another driver on suspicion of DUI in Washington. The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. on Highway 167 just south of 37th Street NW after a trooper pulled over a white… Continue Reading »

Crime Equals Time

In September of last year, a Seattle woman was driving on a suspended license and struck a tow truck driver while he was kneeling next to a disabled vehicle on an entrance ramp to I-5 in South Seattle. After hitting the man, the woman did a u-turn and fled the scene. She did not stop… Continue Reading »

Bad News Bars

It’s a list local businesses don’t want to make: the bars, clubs and restaurants linked to the most DUI in Washington state, resulting in those individuals have to contact a Seattle DUI Lawyer. Every time a driver is arrested for DUI, troopers always ask, “Where were you drinking?” Troopers then enter the answer into a… Continue Reading »

Additional Bandit Charges Filed

Last week prosecutors in San Juan Islands added another sixteen counts of theft and burglary charges against the Barefoot Bandit – Colton Harris-Moore.  As many Washingtonians know, Harris-Moore is the former fugitive from Camano Island, Washington; his charges stem from a two year crime spree, which ended with him being caught in an epic chase… Continue Reading »

The New Breath Test

A new round of legal challenges could be on tap for a DUI in Washington state. The state is upgrading its breathalyzer machines, and defense lawyers are ready to pick apart this latest technology. The new state-of-the-art tool could stir legal challenges over perceived shortcomings. Contact the Seattle DUI Lawyer at SQ Attorneys for more… Continue Reading »

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You!

As many Seattle criminal defense attorneys know, what you don’t know can hurt you. On April 29, 2011, a minor teenage boy and girl had sex at a party in front of all who attended; there was alcohol involved. During the course of the event, kids used their cell-phones to take pictures/ videos of the… Continue Reading »

It Still Holds True – Anyone can be Arrested for DUI

Students, athletes and even student-athletes get DUI’s. The University of Notre Dame football team recently suspended Michael Floyd, a wide-receiver, after he was arrested for drunken-driving. Floyd entered a plea of not guilty to the charge this week, and hopes to have a plea deal in place before his next court appearance on June 7,… Continue Reading »