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Category: King County

June
17th

Court records: DUI suspect handed officer can of beer when asked for his driver’s license, said he was a government assassin

Handing the Kent police officer a can of Miller Lite instead of his driver’s license and identifying himself as a government assassin didn’t help the DUI suspect avoid arrest, according to court records.

His arraignment for the felony DUI charge is scheduled for June 24 and his bail is set at $250,000.

Officers said three women followed the 26-year-old Kent man and called police about 9 p.m. June 8 because he was driving erratically.

Court records give this account:

The women saw the man stop at a convenience store near West Valley Highway and South 180th Street in Tukwila and

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June
12th

Seattle police looking for witnesses to bicycle-car crash that killed Gig Harbor man

Police are looking for witnesses to a bicycle-car crash May 30 in Seattle that killed a Gig Harbor man.

He has been identified as Darren Fouquette, 46, by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. in the 9400 block of Airport Way South. Both the Gig Harbor bicyclist and a Nissan Sedan were heading south on Airport Way, when the vehicle hit the bicycle from behind and the Gig Harbor man was ejected from his bike, Det. Mike Korner said Wednesday.

Fouquette was taken to Harborview, and ultimately died from the injuries he suffered in the crash.

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May
21st

Man critically injured in Frederickson motorcycle crash was off-duty King County deputy

A 47-year-old man seriously injured in a motorcycle crash near Frederickson Monday night was an off-duty King County Sheriff’s deputy, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The South Hill area man remains in critical condition after the crash, which happened about 5 p.m. in the 7500 block of 176th Street East, Troyer said.

Family members and King County deputies are with the man at the hospital, Troyer said, and King County Sheriff John Urquhart has visited.

Deputies are still looking for witnesses to the crash, which may have involved a white van making a

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May
12th

UPDATED: Man dies after running onto I-405, being hit by Buckley driver

UPDATE as of 6 a.m.: The man struck by the Jeep has died, according to the State Patrol.

INITIAL POST: A man is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center today, after troopers say he ran into traffic on Interstate 405 and was hit Friday night by a Jeep driven by a Buckley man.

According to the State Patrol:

A 25-year-old Bellevue woman pulled over the Blue 2000 Dodge Intrepid she was driving about 11 p.m. to the right side of I-405, just north of the exit to 112th Avenue Southeast near milepost 9 in Bellevue.

Her 27-year-old passenger, a

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May
10th

Nearly 200 suspected drunken drivers arrested Cindo de Mayo weekend

Nearly 200 suspected drunken drivers were arrested last weekend in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties for the Cinco de Mayo holiday, county officials said today.

Eighty percent of the arrests, which totaled 198, were made in Pierce and King counties.

About 50 cops participated in the emphasis patrol, tripling the number that normally patrols the roadways.

As part of the Home Safe Bar program, liquor control enforcement officers also teamed up with the parents of a DUI victim and visited 45 establishments that serve alcohol to talk about serving limits.

April
10th

Kayaker who died after falling into Green River Sunday identified

A woman who fell out of her kayak on the Green River Sunday and later died has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Elizabeth Gould, 45, fell out of her kayak about 1:30 p.m. near Black Diamond, and was taken to an Auburn hospital. She died Monday.

The cause of her death was ruled freshwater drowning.

Deputies said she had some experience kayaking rivers, and was wearing a helmet and life jacket.

April
8th

Man arrested for threats of “blood bath” made against Kentwood High School

A 19-year-old man suspected of sending threats of a “blood bath” at Kentwood High School in Covington last month was arrested over the weekend, according to the King County Sheriff’s Department.

Prosecutors have not yet charged the man, who is said to be a former student.

Detectives searched the man’s Kennewick home Saturday afternoon and seized two computers. It’s unknown what evidence was recovered linking the man to the threats.

After the school received the threat warning of a bomb and “hostage takeover” March 29, they evacuated the students and sent them home early. Nobody was injured and no evidence

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April
8th

Female kayaker who fell in Green River died today

A 45-year-old woman who fell out of her kayak Sunday while boating on the Green River has died, according to the King County Sheriff’s Department.

The woman, who was listed in critical condition at an area hospital, has not been identified. She was wearing a life jacket when she tumbled into the water and drifted downstream.

She fell in the 33800 block of Southeast Green River Head Works Road, deputies said. Her friends were able to pull her out of the river and started CPR until paramedics arrived.