According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, Port of Seattle CEO Ted Flick pleaded not guilty to driving while under the influence during arraignment proceedings in King County District Court on Monday.

The court has scheduled a pre-trial hearing for June 9, said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King County Prosecutor’s office.

The charges come after Fick was arrested April 13 by the Washington State Patrol, for allegedly driving too fast while under the influence of alcohol. At that time he was driving 79 miles per hour headed east on SR 520 after an evening retirement party at the Port of Seattle, according to police reports.

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The Prosecuting Attorney said Fick registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 – which is the state’s legal limit – within two hours after he was stopped.

If you or someone you know have been stopped, questioned, or arrested for driving under the influence, the first call you should make is to a qualified DUI defense attorneyWe are available 24/7 on our on-call attorney line at 253-691-4453.

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