A man whose blood-alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit when he drove his truck into an off-duty sheriff's deputy on a motorcycle pleaded guilty Tuesday in King County Superior Court to vehicular assault.
King County sheriff's Deputy Donn Potteiger was off-duty and driving his personal motorcycle home to Snohomish County after working at the Seattle Seafair Torchlight Parade when he was struck by Cedeno's truck. The accident occurred as Cedeno drove out of a Kenmore tavern's parking lot onto Highway 522 about 1:35 a.m. July 29.
The standard range for vehicular assault is three to nine months, but prosecutors planned to recommend an exceptional sentence of 18 months because Potteiger was severely injured. The sentencing is scheduled Nov. 2.Seattle Criminal Defense