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One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power

Photo courtesy Dave Luxem. A one-car accident on Sylvester Road at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night, April 13, sent one to the hospital, and caused a power outage in the area. After the driver was cleared... [Read more]

Speeding DUI driver crashes into parked cars, tries to run away, gets caught

Speeding DUI driver crashes into parked cars, tries to run away, gets caught

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an impaired driver crashed into parked cars in the 11400 block of 12th Ave SW (map below) Friday night around 10:30 p.m. Police say that an Oldsmobile... [Read more]

Burien woman killed by suspected drunk driver in Tukwila Thursday night

Burien woman killed by suspected drunk driver in Tukwila Thursday night

A Burien woman was killed after her truck was struck by a suspected drunk driver Thursday night on the West Valley Highway in Tukwila, police said. Tukwila deputies responded to an accident report near... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s Office releases Halloween DUI patrol emphasis results

King County Sheriff’s Office releases Halloween DUI patrol emphasis results

The King County Sheriff’s Office and 17 other local law enforcement agencies participated in a DUI emphasis last Friday and Saturday in King County. Over 50 extra officers patrolled cities and unincorporated... [Read more]

PARTIERS BEWARE: Police increasing DUI Patrols this weekend

PARTIERS BEWARE: Police increasing DUI Patrols this weekend

Be careful Halloween weekend partiers, the King County Sheriff’s Office – along with 16 other local law enforcement agencies, including Burien – will be participating in a DUI emphasis this weekend... [Read more]

UPDATE: 15-year old Burien girl arrested for crash that left 2 in critical condition

UPDATE: 15-year old Burien girl arrested for crash that left 2 in critical condition

Photo courtesy Kent Fire RFA A 15-year old Burien girl is under arrest – and has been booked into the Youth Services Center for Vehicular Assault – after a crash in SeaTac Monday night (May 23) that... [Read more]

City of Burien issues Impaired Driving Proclamation to honor DUI victim

City of Burien issues Impaired Driving Proclamation to honor DUI victim

The City of Burien last week issued a proclamation recognizing December 2015 as Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The proclamation recognized James Nolan, a young Burienite who was killed as a passenger... [Read more]

Burien woman charged in DUI fatality crash in White Center

Burien woman charged in DUI fatality crash in White Center

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that arraignment was held recently for a 50-year-old Burien woman who is charged with Vehicular Homicide for allegedly driving under the influence... [Read more]

Pennsylvania man charged with homicide after fatal car crash on Ambaum Nov. 21

Pennsylvania man charged with homicide after fatal car crash on Ambaum Nov. 21

A makeshift memorial marks the spot where Peter Vandervelde was killed by a DUI driver in Burien on Nov. 21. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne A Pittsburg man has been charged with vehicular homicide... [Read more]

King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies victim in fatal Burien crash

King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies victim in fatal Burien crash

The victim of Friday’s (Nov. 21) tragic, fatal crash on Ambaum and SW 154th Street in Burien has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Peter Vandervelde, 51. Alcohol is suspected... [Read more]

Burien man charged with Vehicular Homicide in fatal motorcycle collision

Burien man charged with Vehicular Homicide in fatal motorcycle collision

Anthony N. Rudison, 62, of Burien, has been charged with Vehicular Homicide and Reckless Endangerment for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and colliding with – and killing – a motorcyclist... [Read more]

Burien Police find DUI driver passed out, crashed into fence

Burien Police find DUI driver passed out, crashed into fence

The Burien Police Department posted this photo and description on their Facebook page late Saturday night, about finding a car crashed into a fence in the 12000 block of 5th Ave South. “When officers... [Read more]

Charge increased to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ in Dec. 18 SR-509 collision

Charge increased to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ in Dec. 18 SR-509 collision

Christopher Wittman, 24, of Tukwila, was charged Wednesday (Jan. 15) with ‘Vehicular Homicide’ after one of the victims in the Dec. 18 SR-509 collision died last week (read our previous coverage... [Read more]

Stolen Toyota vs Hummer accident closes 8th Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

Stolen Toyota vs Hummer accident closes 8th Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

Around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 8), a stolen Toyota ran into a Hummer, closing 8th Ave South in Burien for a while. “A deputy tried to stop a stolen vehicle and the driver took off northbound... [Read more]

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

One of the critically-injured victims of the Dec. 18 five-car collision on SR-509 in Burien has died from her injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol (read our previous coverage here). The woman... [Read more]

Family of Burien car crash victim trying to raise funds to pay for funeral

Family of Burien car crash victim trying to raise funds to pay for funeral

Jackie Hartman-Sani has set up an online fundraiser website to help pay for funeral expenses for her nephew James Valle (pictured above), who was killed in a DUI-related car accident on New Year’s... [Read more]

Help Emily Ann, seriously injured in New Year’s Day DUI crash in Burien

Help Emily Ann, seriously injured in New Year’s Day DUI crash in Burien

Early on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), a suspected DUI driver crashed into a tree while traveling northbound on 12th Ave South near 112th Street in Burien, killing one passenger and seriously injuring... [Read more]

Two-car collision results in DUI and Hit & Run charges for Burien woman

Two-car collision results in DUI and Hit & Run charges for Burien woman

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a two-car car collision Wednesday (July 10) just before 6 p.m. resulted in an 18-year old Burien woman being arrested for DUI and hit and run. The... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I’m frustrated by the comments on the proposed DUI laws’ by DUI Joe

LETTER: ‘I’m frustrated by the comments on the proposed DUI laws’ by DUI Joe

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] I’m frustrated by the comments on the... [Read more]

Local attorney thinks Governor Inslee ‘going too far’ with tough new DUI law

Local attorney thinks Governor Inslee ‘going too far’ with tough new DUI law

by Jack Mayne Burien lawyer Joe Breidenbach, known widely as “DUI Joe,” believes Gov. Jay Inslee is going too far with the tough new proposed law he unveiled last week following three local... [Read more]

Beware St. Patrick’s Day Revelers, Extra DUI Patrols will be out this Weekend

Beware St. Patrick’s Day Revelers, Extra DUI Patrols will be out this Weekend

Beware St. Patrick’s Day revelers – additional law enforcement officers in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties will be actively patrolling local roads over this weekend looking for impaired drivers. “Don’t... [Read more]

Burien Police Officer’s DUI Stop Nets Drugs, Cash and Suspected Drug Dealer

Burien Police Officer’s DUI Stop Nets Drugs, Cash and Suspected Drug Dealer

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that early Monday morning (Feb. 11) just after 1 a.m., an alert Burien Police Officer stopped a erratically-driven SUV, conducted an investigation, arrested... [Read more]

State Troopers Seeking Witnesses to Serious Injury Collision on SR-509

State Troopers Seeking Witnesses to Serious Injury Collision on SR-509

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a serious injury accident that happened on southbound SR-509 Jan. 20, which left three injured men fleeing from the scene, leaving another one with serious... [Read more]

‘DUI Joe’ – From the North Dakota Tundra to Heaven in Burien

‘DUI Joe’ – From the North Dakota Tundra to Heaven in Burien

You can be arrested for driving under the influence even if you have not had a single drink of alcohol, but simply followed your doctor’s orders to take a prescribed drug, says Burien lawyer Joseph Breidenbach…