By Garth O'Brien | March 19, 2009
Filed Under DUI News
King County, Washington. March 19, 2009. Embattled King County politician Scott Noble is facing immense pressure from the Democrats and Republicans to step down as Assessor. It is very rare both parties aggressively seek the same endgame. However, Noble is accused of making a very big mistake.
On January 18th Noble was involved in a terrible head-on collision on Interstate 5 in Federal Way, Washington. A head-on collision you ask? Noble made a U-turn on the freeway and headed in the opposite direction. He smashed into a vehicle driven by a female and her friend. Both women suffered broken bones and were taken to Harborview Medical Center.
During such incidents a blood sample is taken from all parties involved. Noble’s blood alcohol level was 0.22 which is well over the state legal limit of 0.08. Law enforcement claims that Noble has bloodshot and watery eyes, and a strong odor of intoxicants. He apparently stated, “I don’t know how much I had to drink. I had too much.”
The Attorney General’s office is heading up the felony prosecution of Noble. Today in court Noble pleaded not guilty to a pair of vehicular assault charges, and he is facing 12 or more months in prison.
Noble’s attorney, John Wolfe, is deflecting the media attention as best he can proclaiming criminal cases are not tried in the press.