- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says a 26-year-old woman arrested in a multi-vehicle collision that injured nine people on U.S. Highway 2 near Monroe acknowledged smoking marijuana earlier in the day.

A judge on Tuesday set bail at $100,000 for Heather M. Lee of Granite Falls, who appeared in court in a wheelchair with a bandaged leg.

She was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault. Blood test results are pending.

Booking paperwork released by the Snohomish County prosecutor says the woman told troopers she collided with another vehicle after she turned to look at her children, who were fighting in the back seat. Troopers say they found a marijuana pipe in her vehicle. The Daily Herald says her court-appointed lawyer argued there was no evidence that Lee was affected by marijuana.

The most serious injury in the five-vehicle accident Monday night was a 10-year-old boy in another car who suffered a crushed skull and was reported in critical condition.



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