A Lynnwood, Washington woman, Michelle Sawyer, 29, was killed along with three others when the car they were riding in was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver on I-84 in Oregon.
John C. Carlgren, 46, 0f Carlton, Oregon has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and driving under the influence. In Oregon, as it is in Washington State, a driver is deemed intoxicated who has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent. Any driver with a BAC at or above .08 are intoxicated in the eyes of the law.
Nearly half of the approximately 700 car accident fatalities that occur every year in Washington State are related to alcohol. Drunken drivers leave their victims seriously injured, disabled and cause traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or a loved one killed due to the actions of a drunk driver, you should contact The Farber Law Group. With more than 30 years experience in representing car accident victims, we will insure that your rights are protected.
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