Mark Mullan, 50, ran into a retired couple, their daughter-in-law and her infant son as they were crossing the street in a residential area in Seattle on Monday.
Victims Dennis and Judith Schulte were retired high school teachers in their late sixties. Karina Schulte is originally from Chile, and her son is the Schulte’s first grandchild. They moved to Seattle to witness the birth of their only grandchild and were to stay for 6 months time. Their daughter-in-law, Karina, and their ten day old grandson, who was in a sling on Karina’s body, are in critical condition.
Police said that Mullan smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests. His BAC was .22%, which is almost four times the legal limit of .08% in Washington state. He stated that the sun was in his eyes and therefore couldn’t see the Schultes as they crossed the road. Mullan remained cooperative though he was also driving on a suspended license at the time of the accident.
He is being held at a local jail on $2.5 million bail while authorities investigate charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Prosecutors have until Thursday to bring those charges against Mullan.
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