Burien City Manager Mike Martin entered a plea of “Not Guilty” on Friday (May 15th) to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a minor traffic accident on April 19th. Martin appeared before King County District Court Judge Eileen Kato, who scheduled a pretrial hearing for June 23rd.
Martin, 55, refused to perform field sobriety tests or take a Breathalyzer test when he was arrested following the one-car accident in Burien. As a result, his driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s license was suspended, as required by state law, when formal DUI charges were filed on May 6th.
On Monday (May 11th), the Burien City Council approved an amended contract for Martin on a 5-1 vote, which imposes strict Ã¢â‚¬Å“alcohol-related conditionsÃ¢â‚¬Â with which he must Ã¢â‚¬Å“comply fullyÃ¢â‚¬Â to retain his position as city manager.
In agreeing to the addition of alcohol-related conditions to his contract, Martin denied committing Ã¢â‚¬Å“any wrongful or criminal act,Ã¢â‚¬Â but acknowledged Ã¢â‚¬Å“that the facts and circumstances of his arrest may constitute Ã¢â‚¬ËœcauseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ to terminate his employment under the Original Agreement.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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The Burien City Council imposed on Monday (May 11th) strict Ã¢â‚¬Å“alcohol-related conditionsÃ¢â‚¬Â with which City Manager Mike Martin must Ã¢â‚¬Å“comply fullyÃ¢â‚¬Â if he is to retain that position. Martin is scheduled to be arraigned in King County District Court Friday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The conditions are included in an amendment to MartinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s contract (download and view PDF here), which was approved without discussion with a 6-1 vote by city lawmakers. Councilwoman Lucy Krakowiak, who publicly called for MartinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ouster following his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence, cast the dissenting vote. She also cast the lone vote against Martin when the council hired him as city manager in January 2007.
Here’s a portion of the amended contract…Read More
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