DUI Suspect Fatally Shot

Getting arrested and charged for drunk driving or DUI is not insurmountable. Just being “arrested” doesn’t mean the person is going to be “convicted”. In many instances there are viable alternatives to having a lifelong drunk driving conviction. The best time to start pursuing these “alternatives” is after being released by the police, not during the actual contact with them. Being antagonistic or difficult with the police can actually make things worse for someone stopped and processed for DUI. Case in point, a police officer in Olympia fatally shot a suspected drunk driver after he ran from an accident and allegedly threatened the officer.

According to news sources, officers arrived on the scene of a May 4, 2012 accident soon after it happened. The driver had fled the scene and the officers quickly began tracking him. Ultimately, the police caught up with the alleged driver. It is claimed that the man then threatened an officer. The threatened officer, concerned for his safety, shot the man in the head, killing him. Police have not said if the man was armed or how exactly he threatened the officer. The certainty, however, is the man is dead.

Whatever the concern, a DUI is not worth dying for. It can be fought. In certain instances, it can be beat, and at a minimum the punitive consequences of a DUI can, more often than not, be minimized. This is why it is critical to retain a reputable and qualified Seattle DUI lawyer when arrested for DUI in Washington State. There is no reason to despair. The right Seattle DUI attorney will be worth his/her weight in gold when protecting your rights, freedom and future. The Seattle DUI attorneys that make up the litigation team of SQ Attorneys are dedicated to defending those accused of drunk driving. They have the experience, knowledge and resources to successfully defend your case. Unlike other law firms that practice in many areas of the law, SQ Attorneys is focused on criminal defense representation with an emphasis on DUI defense in Western Washington.

If you or a loved one is faced with a DUI charge in Western Washington, you deserve the assistance of a reputable and qualified Seattle DUI attorney who will relentlessly defend your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI lawyer who has an intimate understanding of Washington DUI laws and the legal issues that could win your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI attorney who is not afraid to stand up against the prosecution and aggressively fight for your rights and interests. SQ Attorneys is the right Western Washington DUI law firm for the job. Call for a free initial consultation – (206) 441.0900 (Seattle); (425) 998-8384 (Eastside) – it will be the best decision you make all day.

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