DUIs Catch Up to Local Seattle Officer Deana Jarrett

By Garth O'Brien | April 19, 2008 
Filed Under DUI News

Deana JarrettRedmond, Washington – April 18, 2008. Deana Jarrett, former Seattle Police Detective, has kept a low profile for nearly a year since her back to back DUI arrests. We prefer our police officers making arrests, and not being arrested. However, Jarrett is in a battle to take control over her life and sometimes during this battle wrong decisions are made.

Jarrett was arrested on April 10, 2007 and again the very next day on April 11, 2007. For a brief period Jarrett held the highest blood alcohol content record in Washington State with a 0.47 result. Ladies and gentlemen that is an extremely high result.

Back in the day a group of my prosecuting friends went camping and we brought along an Seattle Police Department portable breath test unit. Our goal was to get inebriated and record our BAC levels.

We were not chugging, racing or trying to get ultimately destroyed. All of us were in our late 20s to early 30s, and everyone was in good physical condition. One of us casually began drinking at noon and stopped drinking around 10:00 pm. It was very hot that day and we were active taking hikes and throwing the ball around. We estimated our colleague consumed around 18 Coors Light beers during the 10 hour period. He was very drunk and “falling asleep” (passing out). With valiant effort he was able to muster enough energy to provide a breath test sample, and captured a .18 result. Thereafter, two of us were required to move him from his chair to his sleeping bag 10 feet away. Jarrett blew a 0.47 after one of her DUI arrests.

On April 18, 2008, Jarrett plead guilty to her DUIs. She must appear for a sentencing hearing on June 13, 2008 at the Redmond Courthouse of the King County District Court system. For her sake she better be engaging in substance abuse treatment, or the judge will be handing her many months in jail. Without knowing her full criminal history and the breath readings for each arrest I cannot calculate her mandatory minimum DUI penalties. However, she is facing many days in jail, plus house arrest, interlock device, license suspensions, fines, fees and a slew of probation conditions.

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