A 25-year-old Bellevue man is under arrest and faces charges of Vehicular Assault after he struck a car and seriously injured a 40-year-old Bellevue man in the 15400 block of Lake Hills Boulevard in Bellevue.
The injured man was seriously injured and was transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center.
Police are awaiting the results of a blood draw and believe that the suspect was under the influence fo alcohol and or drugs at the time of the accident.
Washington vehicle RCW 46.61.522 Vehicular Assault finds that a driver can be charged if a person is seriously injured in a car accident and the driver was driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving with reckless disregard for the safety of others.
Vehicular assault is a class B felony and results in a license revocation for a year, an ignition interlock license and can result in a prison sentence of at least 3-9 months and fines. The maximum prison sentence is 10 years and a $20,000 fine.
In addition to criminal penalties, the driver can face liabilities in civil court. Victims of vehicular assault can make damage claims for their medical costs, loss of wages and punitive damages.
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