Drunk, wrong-way driver who killed woman pleads guilty
SEATTLE — The King County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday that Michael Anthony Robertson pleaded guilty to DUI vehicular homicide for a collision on state road 520 that killed a woman. The crash took place about 5:30 a.m. on April 4.
Morgan Williams, 58, was driving to her job at Eddie Bauer’s in Bellevue when Robertson struck her head-on. At the scene of the accident, police said they could smell alcohol on Robertson’s breath.
Robertson also pleaded guilty to a prior DUI case from Tacoma. He faces a sentence range from 78 to 102 months in prison, in addition to a 24-month sentencing enhancement for the Tacoma DUI. Prosecutors said they will recommend the top of the range sentence of 126 months in prison.
Last year, the state legislature approved a bill that doubled the standard range for DUI vehicular homicide. The bill makes the sentencing equal to an indictment for first-degree manslaughter.
Robertson, 25,will be sentenced July 26 at 1 p.m. at the King County Courthouse.