August 2021 Snohomish County Municipal Court Case
Mark W. Garka's Client drove his vehicle off of the roadway after having ingested a sleeping pill. Mark W. Garka's Client was concerned about losing his job and his Driver's License. Since this was a pharmaceutical DUI, there was not a Department of Licensing hearing. Mark W. Garka talked to the City Prosecutor and pointed out the fact that his Client had no history, he had completed an evaluation and treatment, and he attended a DUI victims impact panel. The City Prosecutor was impressed with the Client's efforts and the case was reduced to a Negligent Driving in the First Degree.
The Client did not go to jail nor did he lose his Driver's License.