The Seattle Times reports that King County Assessor, Scott Noble, has been charged in King County Superior Court of Vehicular Assault in the January car accident on Interstate-5 (I-5) that seriously injured Noble and two women traveling in the vehicle he hit.
According to the report in the Times, Noble will be arraigned on March 19.
In a previous blog posting, we reported the accident but to summarize, here are the key facts:
- Noble was driving on northbound on I-5, south of Seattle on January 18 around 2:15am.
- Noble did a u-turn on the highway in his Toyota Highlander SUV and caused a head-on accident with two women in a Jeep Liberty.
- Noble’s blood alcohol content )BAC) at the time of the accident was 0.22. Washington State’s legal limit for drunk driving is 0.08.
- Noble and the women were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Noble suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized for several weeks. The women suffered multiple broken bones.
Vehicular Assault, vehicle code , can be charged is someone is seriously injured in a car accident and the driver was found to be driving under the influence.
In addition to Vehicular Assault charges, victims of drunken drivers can file a lawsuit in civil court asking for compensation for medical costs, loss of wages and for pain and suffering. To file a such a lawsuit, one needs a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney. The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience in representing victims of drunken drivers and their families. With offices in Seattle and Bellevue, we are here to assist you.
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