- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) - The chief executive of the Port of Seattle has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/OGl9tM ) that King County prosecutors filed charges Monday against 56-year-old Ted Fick.

Documents say police pulled Fick over at about 8:30 p.m. April 13 as he was crossing the Highway 520 bridge. Police say Fick was driving 79 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Fick reportedly told officers he was driving home from a retirement party at the Port of Seattle where he had a glass of wine. Documents say Fick’s blood alcohol content was approximately .097. The legal limit is .08.

Through his attorney, Fick said in a statement he was cooperative during the stop.

Fick was named the port’s CEO in 2014. At the time of his hiring, Fick was paid $350,000 per year.


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