Judge orders bond in DUI case
A suspected drunken driver arrested in the Spokane area Monday had a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit for driving, according to court testimony.
Donald J. Lafavor, 66, allegedly registered a blood-alcohol level of .354 and was booked into Spokane County Jail about 6:15 p.m. Monday.
Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price on Tuesday called Lafavor’s alcohol level “quite frankly, extraordinary.”
“I can’t believe that someone could be up and walking, let alone driving,” Price said.
Lafavor is scheduled for trial in January on second-degree assault charges after he was shot by two Spokane County sheriff’s deputies last fall. Lafavor survived several gunshot wounds after deputies said he’d pointed a gun out the door at his East Broadway Avenue apartment when they knocked but didn’t identify themselves as law enforcement.
Lafavor was given a $2,500 bond for the drunken driving charge in District Court. Price set a new $5,000 bond on the assault charges and prohibited him from driving or consuming alcohol if he leaves jail.