A drunken driver was sentenced to 6½ years in prison Friday for killing Andres Hulslander, a bicyclist who was riding home on June 27 when he was fatally struck in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood.
A 29-year-old Seattle man was sentenced Friday to 6½ years in prison after he pleaded guilty last month to vehicular homicide, admitting he was driving drunk when he struck and killed a bicyclist in June.
Lucas McQuinn showed obvious signs of impairment following the June 27 crash and police say he told an officer he had drunk four beers and taken Adderall, a drug he takes daily for attention-deficit disorder, before hitting the cyclist, according to court records.
Killed was Andres Hulslander, 45, who was riding his bicycle from work in Wallingford to his home in Lake Forest Park, charging papers say. Hulslander was wearing a brightly colored cycling jersey and his bike was equipped with a red, flashing taillight, according to the papers.
Hulslander was stopped at a red light facing east on Northeast 65th Street at 15th Avenue Northeast just after 11 p.m., the papers say. When the light turned green, he proceeded through the intersection and the front bumper of McQuinn’s Subaru struck the rear wheel of Hulslander’s bike, say the charges.
Most Read Stories
- Billionaire Paul Allen pledges $30M toward permanent housing for Seattle’s homeless
- Seahawks trade with Falcons, 49ers to move out of first round of 2017 NFL Draft, now have 10 picks WATCH
- 2017 NFL draft: Live Seahawks updates from the first round
- Highway 99 tolling: Here's how much you could pay, according to new analysis
- Offer help to daughter every which way; it may build a bond | Dear Carolyn
Hulslander struck the windshield of the Subaru, then went over the vehicle, landing on the pavement about 90 feet east of the collision, according to the charges. He died shortly after arriving at Harborview Medical Center.