Dept. of Licensing dismisses case against QuigleyBY PAM STEVENS | EDITOR After a St. Patrick’s Day party city councilmember, Suzanne Quigley was pulled over by the State Patrol on suspicion of DUI on Highway 204 leading into Lake Stevens.
Quigley’s blood alcohol level measured .10 which is above the Washington legal limit of .08.
She pleaded not guilty in Evergreen District court on April 2, according to court documents. However, at a pre-trial on June 14, Quigley changed her plea to guilty amending the charge to reckless driving.
As part of her sentence, she was to attend an Alcohol Victims Panel, Alcohol Information School and have an alcohol assessment all of which had been completed by her June 20 trial date.
However, on June 22 Quigley was informed by the Department of Licensing that the case against her had been dismissed.
Quigley was relieved but feels she has learned from the experience.
“This certainly does not change the lessons I have learned and the regret I am experiencing,” Qugley stated.
Quigley was named Citizen of the Year last year by the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce, is an active member of the Lake Stevens Education Foundation and was actively involved in the annexation of the Frontier Village area, where she lives.
Quigley is running for election this November for her current appointed city council seat against past Lake Stevens Mayor Lynn Walty.