Seattle’s Kirotv.com reports that Dyanne Thompson, 42 of Olympia was arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs and vehicular assault and hit-and-run. Her arrest came after she hit a bicyclist on Old Highway 99 and then continued on and rear-ended vehicle stopped at a traffic light.
The report did not disclose whether the bicyclist or the driver who was rear-ended were injured.
According to Trooper Brandy Kessler of the Washington State Patrol, Thompson was under the influence of prescription drugs.
Vehicular assault is defined in Washington State Statute RCW 46.61.522. The statute provides that a driver be charged with vehicular assault if he or she seriously injures someone while driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or driving without the regard for the safety of others.
Often accident victims are seriously injured, permanently disabled, paralyzed, brain damaged or killed; 45% of all accident fatalities are caused by drivers under the influence.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or a loved one killed by a drunken driver, you should contact The Farber Law Group. We work to help victims recover compensation for the damages they have suffered.
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