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October 2016 Archives

1 death, 2 arrests in DUI-implicated crashes on I-5

Interstate 5 in Tacoma was shut down in the early morning hours of Oct. 21 when two car crashes happened in close proximity to each other. One person was killed in the crashes, and a number of other people were injured, according to the Washington State Patrol. Two people were taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. Six vehicles involved in the crashes sustained damages or were totaled.

Woman faces charges after vehicle chase ends in crash

Washington State Patrol officials say that a woman is facing charges after she allegedly stole a taxicab and sped down Interstate 405 with troopers in pursuit. The woman was taken into custody during the late evening hours of Oct. 15 in Renton. The incident started when a man called 911 to report that his taxicab was stolen. He also said that he was on Highway 99, near the 1st Avenue Bridge, following the person driving his taxi.

City councilman apologizes for DUI arrest

A Washington man who has been a city councilman since 2011 has released a statement taking responsibility for a DUI conviction following an incident that happened in 2015. On Dec. 12 around 1 a.m., a Washington State Patrol officer saw a Subaru weaving in the lane and crossing onto the median on Highway 9. At one point, the car came to a stop and then continued down the highway. The officer then pulled the man over.

Former UW player faces DUI charges

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who played football at the University of Washington, was taken into custody for DUI in Florida according to a news release dated Sept. 23. It was the second time the athlete had been detained for DUI, the first following an incident that took place in 2013. At that time, he had an accident and his blood alcohol content was .18 percent. He pleaded guilty and was in jail for a day.