Two drivers face felony charges after Bellevue crash

Two drivers face felony charges after Bellevue crash

Credit: KING

Police arrested two drivers involved in an early morning, high-speed DUI crash in Bellevue on Feb. 27, 2014.

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by ROBERTA ROMERO / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 27 at 10:59 AM

BELLEVUE -- Police arrested two drivers involved in an early morning, high-speed DUI crash.

Around 2:00 a.m., an Acura driven by a 29-year-old Bellevue resident was speeding on Northeast 148th. Bellevue Police believe he was driving up to 70 mph, well above the posted speed limit of 40 mph.

At the same time a Ford Taurus, driven by a 57-year-old man with a passenger, attempted to make a left hand turn into the Bellevue Highlands Condominiums. The two vehicles crashed into each other.

"At this point we are still determining who caused the accident, but we do believe that both drivers were impaired," said Lt. Marcia Harnden of Bellevue Police Department.

The passenger in the Ford Taurus was taken to the hospital with broken bones.

"Looking at the impact on that car, we were shocked that the person survived," Lt. Harnden said.

The drivers of both cars were evaluated for injuries at a local hospital and then arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault and possible DUI. Police transported the drivers to King County Jail.

 

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