A witness who called police said she saw a woman driving a Nissan Altima away from the scene with front-end damage. According to police, the witness said a female driver stopped the car in the middle of the street and switched places with a man in the passenger seat.
Officers conducted a search of the area and found the car near the accident with its engine running. Officers contacted the couple in the car and immediately realized the occupants were two off-duty Seattle police officers. Each of the off-duty officers had been drinking, police said, and were arrested for DUI.
It’s the holidays and you constantly hear about the police cracking down on DUIs. Evidently these officers felt they were exempt from that and hit and run. Given the history of the Seattle PD this one goes on the count.
State Sponsored Criminal #485: Jane Doe
#486: John Doe
Because hit and run while drinking and driving is only bad if you don’t have a badge.