Seattle police have reported that a 14-year-old boy on a sled was hit by a driver who was under the influence of marijuana. According to the report, the boy was sledding on a West Seattle street when the accident occurred.
Police say the boy was riding his sled into the intersection of 35th Avenue Southwest and Southwest 110th Street in the Arroyo Heights neighborhood. The driver entered the intersection and attempted to stop, but was unable to due to the slick road conditions.
The 20-year-old driver called 911 after the accident and the injured boy was transported to Harborview Medical Center where he received treatment for a head injury. Police say the boy is recovering from the incident.
After the accident, the driver was evaluated by police for signs of impairment. Law enforcement concluded the driver was under the influence of marijuana and booked him at the King County jail for DUI.
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Although marijuana is legal in the state of Washington, it is still illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, including cannabis. The state of Washington has a THC threshold that is used to measure a driver’s level of impairment. If a driver has a THC concentration of 5.00 or more in their bloodstream within 2 hours of driving, they can be arrested for DUI.
At Dichter Law Office, PLLC, our team of marijuana DUI lawyers are dedicated to helping clients throughout Washington who have been arrested for DUI. We have years of experience handling these types of cases, and we know which legal strategies to use to challenge the evidence against you. Stop by our law firm today to find out how our legal professionals can assist you.
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