EVERETT – Authorities discovered that the man from Everett involved in a serious injury accident in the Lowell neighborhood of Everett Thursday morning was not a first – timer in facing the law. He was awaiting charges for driving under the influence of methamphetamine.
The 27 year- old -man whose identity was not divulged by the police was booked into Snohomish County Jail for investigation connected with a vehicular assault. Police believed that he was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. A judge had already set bail at $200,000 in Everett District Court on Friday.
Last August, the man’s driver’s license was already suspended.
According to police officer Aaron Snell, the new charge this irresponsible driver has to face concerned a crash which took place in a two-lane stretch of road in the 4300 block of South Third Avenue, just south of 41st Street, Everett. speed limit in this area is 30 mph.
Police reported that the man was traveling north when his car crossed the center line and hit the woman’s vehicle. The woman driver sustained serious injuries – a multiple broken bones which included her leg, hip, hand and ribs. She was immediately transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Records in court substantiated that the man was awaiting a prison sentence after pleading guilty to several crimes. The arrest was made by the police last February when he was found in possession of 185 grams of heroin.
During his current arrest, police wanted to find out if he was driving under the influence of drugs as his blood test confirmed the presence of meth in his system.
He also pleaded guilty to the following charges: to third-degree assault, attempting to elude police and possessing drugs after a 2011 arrest in south Snohomish County.
During the time of his arrest, police found $3,204 in his pants pocket.
Police stated that after Thursday’s crash they noticed that the man’s eyes were droopy and his speech slurred. Police officers are trained to recognize drug use which to a great extent affects his ability to drive.
He has four previous felony drug convictions.
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