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Driver Charged With Vehicular Assault In Fremont Accident

By Sean Keeley · December 15th, 2011 · No Comments

23-year-old Cary Griffin has been charged with four counts of four counts of vehicular assault and accused of drunk driving by King County prosecutors on Wednesday. His arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 27.

Griffin posted his $200,000 bail and was released from jail Monday evening.

Griffin allegedly hit six people who had just left the Ballroom Lounge with his Subaru around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Of the six, four were seriously injured, including one man who suffered a traumatic brain injury and fractures to his skull and face, according to prosecutors. The other three suffered injuries ranging from fractures to lacerations that will require plastic surgery.

According to court papers, the pedestrians “were attempting to get an intoxicated friend into a Land Rover for a ride back to the woman’s home.”

Says prosecutors, Griffin drove half a block, stopped the car and walking back to the scene. His blood alcohol level was nearly 0.19, more than double the 0.08 legal limit.

You can read our previous stories on the accident here:

5 People Hit By Car In Fremont

Driver In Fremont Collision Appears In Court Monday




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