U Of Washington Senior Charged With Hitting Pedestrians

A University of Washington senior was charged last month with four counts of vehicular assault, accused of driving drunk and plowing into a group of pedestrians.

Cary Dexter Griffin was released from the King County Jail after posting $200,000 bail. He was allegedly behind the wheel of a 2004 gold Subaru with Colorado license plates when he drove into a group of bar patrons just at closing time, around 2 a.m. Six people were hit, with four seriously injured. A 21-year-old man suffered a traumatic brain injury and fractures to his skull and face, according to prosecutors.

The group of patrons was attempting to get an intoxicated friend into a car for a ride home when they were hit.

One man said, “I was standing there looking at my friend, and the next second he was gone.” Another said, “The way that these people flew over the top – all of them went over the car, not under the car. All of them went over the top like rag dolls.”

Prosecutors say Griffin drove half a block before stopping and walking back to the scene. Charging papers say the bodies “caved in his hood and smashed into his windshield.”

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