Police in the Seattle area recently arrested a man on a slew of charges. He is accused of stealing a truck, assaulting and attempting to assault several individuals, and driving under the influence of alcohol — among various other offenses. If convicted, he is looking at some serious penalties.
According to reports, the 35-year-old male from a construction worker on Wednesday, Nov 10. This happened around East Madison Street and 29th Avenue East at approximately 5:15 a.m. While operating the vehicle, the man is said to have hit an individual who was riding a scooter, two bicyclists and several parked cars. About an hour after the truck was allegedly taken, police stopped the man believed responsible, took him to a hospital for evaluation and treatment, and then booked him into the King County Jail.
Law enforcement officers obtained a warrant to have his blood tested at the hospital for the presence of alcohol and other impairing substances. Since then, he has been charged with DUI, resisting arrest, vehicular assault, attempted assault, robbery, and hit-and-run. It is unclear if bond was set in his case.
The right to defend himself
The charges filed against this gentleman are serious, and the penalties if convicted — according to Washington laws — may include incarceration, loss of driving privileges and fines — among others. How the accused chooses to address this matter could make or break his case. Thankfully, he does have the right to seek counsel who will be able to assist him as he possible.