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Algona, WA

This is a settlement for the DUI/DWI lawsuit.

Algona, WA: (Sep-10-07) Susan McGuire, the widow of Mike McGuire who was killed in a hit-and-run incident, brought a lawsuit against the city of Algona, alleging that she lost her husband because of the city's negligence in the matter. Mike McGuire died after he was struck by a pickup outside Leon's Deli, a gas station and convenience store in Buckley, Pierce County, on Dec. 2, 1999. Tracy Enoch-Jevne, a mother of four who already had four drunken-driving convictions on her record at the time, was arrested several hours after the accident. She was found guilty of vehicular homicide and sentenced to eight years in prison in May 2000. Susan McGuire, has long maintained that Enoch-Jevne should have been in a King County jail at the time of the accident, and that Enoch-Jevne was free only due to a series of errors by the city of Algona, King County and the state Department of Corrections. She claimed that Enoch-Jevne was a danger to the community, and the city, the county and the state knew that. In a settlement reached, nearly eight years after Mike McGuire's death, the city of Algona will pay his widow $1.8 million to settle the wrongful death lawsuit. [SEATTLE TIMES: DRUNK DRIVER]

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Published on Sep-11-07


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