A Snohomish County judge on Friday found probable cause to hold Pamela Masterman-Stearns of Auburn on investigation of DUI, injury hit-and-run and vehicular assault after she allegedly drove drunk, struck and injured a motorcyclist with her car near the intersection of 168th Street Southwest and Southwest 62nd Avenue West, and then fled the scene in her damaged Volkswagen Jetta just after 10 p.m. Thursday,
Our news partner, the Seattle Times, reports that Masterman-Stearns, 50, is the president of the City of Seattle Native American Employees Association, known as CANOES. She works for Seattle Public Utilities and was among activitists calling for reforms in the wake of the August 2010 fatal shooting of First Nations woodcarver John T. Williams by a Seattle police officer.
She was booked into the Snohomish County Jail around 4:30 a.m. Friday, jail records show. She made her first court appearance Friday afternoon, and a judge set bail at $50,000, according to the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
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