According to The Seattle TImes, a 27-year-old Gig Harbor man who was driving drunk when he slammed into another car in Seattle, killing the driver, was sentenced Friday to just over seven years in prison.
The Gig Harbor man pleaded guilty last month to charges of vehicular homicide and reckless driving in the March crash in the First Hill neighborhood. After the crash, his blood alcohol content measured 0.20, more than double the legal limit of 0.08.
Just after midnight on the morning of March 16, a Seattle police patrol officer was driving north in the 900 block of 12th Avenue when he was passed in the opposite direction by a speeding Acura with Wisconsin plates that was using the left-turn lane to pass other southbound vehicles.
The officer turned on his lights and made a U-turn at Marion Street in an attempt to pull the Acura over, but the vehicle had disappeared. The officer turned west on Cherry Street, which turns into James Street, and came across a three-vehicle collision at James and Boren Avenue.
No one was injured in the ambulance, which carried two ambulance employees, two flight nurses and a patient.
After the crash, the man driving the Acura tried to run from the scene but was stopped by a 50-year-old homeless man, police said.
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