Snohomish County Medical Examiner Arrives Drunk At DUI Scene

By Garth O'Brien | December 3, 2009 
Filed Under Washington DUI

marysville-dui-attorneySnohomish County, Washington – November 29, 2009. Early Sunday morning, the Washington State Patrol was investigating a deadly drunk driving incident in Marysville, Washington on Highway 9. The car crash claimed the lives of four people which required the assistance of a Snohomish County medical examiner.

The WSP Trooper was shocked when the 48 year old medical examiner arrived at the scene driving a county vehicle with alcohol on his breath. The officer had a discussion with the examiner and then conducted a DUI investigation. He was processed, cited and then was taken to his home. Luckily, the officer detected the examiner’s condition before the examiner could access the crime scene avoiding contamination.

According to Carolyn Sanden, deputy director the of the medical examiner’s office, the eight year veteran examiner was a stellar employee. He is now on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.

DUI Blog Comments

One Response to “Snohomish County Medical Examiner Arrives Drunk At DUI Scene”

  1. Herman Martinez on December 6th, 2009 8:02 am

    Here in Houston, Texas we had an even worse incident. The contractor that was in charge of inspecting the intoxilyzer was convicted of the felony offense of falsefying her reports.

    Thus, thousands of cases in the Houston area are being dismissed.