DUI driver who struck 5 pedestrians in Seattle’s Belltown sentenced

The drunk driver who hit five pedestrians after they left a life show at the Seattle’s SODO Showbox on October 28, 2010 has been sentenced after pleading guilty to three counts of vehicular assault (Washington state vehicle code RCW 46.61.522) and one count of reckless driving (vehicle code RCW 46.61.500).

Juanita L. Wright, 42, was sentenced to 29 months by Judge Bruce Heller at the King County Courthouse. The prosecutor’s office says this is the “hiigh end” of the sentencing range.

Wright’s blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit and measured 0.29 percent at the time of the Seattle pedestrian accident. Her vehicle was littered with high-alcohol beer containers.

People writing comments on the Seattle Times blog were irate at what they considered a lenient sentencing. One of the victims in the accidents suffered a critical brain injury and had to have part of her skull removed after the accident.

The Washington state legislature currently has several bills before them involving drunk driving and some of them seek to increase the penalties.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent victims of drunk driving and those who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents and motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.

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