EVERETT, Wash. — A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to reckless driving related to a crash that cost a man his legs.
The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2riJBg0 ) that John Sadro pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and reckless endangerment Wednesday in Snohomish County Superior Court. He was initially charged with vehicular assault, a felony.
Defense lawyer, David Allen, says Sadro “feels terrible about what happened” and “is taking responsibility for his actions.”
Prosecutors say Sadro was on duty April 17, 2015 when he ran a stop sign and was hit by a car. His patrol car spun and struck a parked truck, pinning Tom Gillette against his vehicle. Gillette’s legs were later amputated.
Snohomish County reached a $14.3 million settlement with Gillette and his wife in November.
Skagit County prosecutors handled the case to avoid a conflict of interest.