Criminal Justice

TV Legal Analyst Pleads Guilty in Drunk-Driving Case, Gets 2 Days in Jail

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A Seattle lawyer who is known for her television legal analysis has pleaded guilty in a drunk-driving case and was sentenced to two days in jail.

Anne Bremner, 52, had initially claimed the symptoms of a head injury she suffered in a hit-and-run accident that evening were mistaken for symptoms of alcohol consumption and fought to keep her arrest records private. However, following her Wednesday plea the records–which include a video–will be public, reports the Seattle PI.

Her lawyer, Bill Bowman, now attributes the incident to a combination of alcohol that Bremner reportedly imbibed at a dinner party at a former state supreme court justice’s home earlier that night and failing to manage the medication she takes for bipolar disorder.

“I made a mistake,” Bremner told District Court Judge Douglas Smith. “I was wrong, and I apologize. … I will never ever drink and drive again, even after one drink.”

A partner at Stafford Frey Cooper, she often defends police officers in misconduct cases.

Details of the material contained in the arrest records that Bremner initially tried to suppress are provided in a subsequent Seattle Times article.

Earlier coverage: “TV Legal Analyst Charged with DUI After Ex-Judge’s Dinner Party Despite Claimed Head Injury”

Updated on Sept. 8 to include link to subsequent Seattle Times article detailing arrest record information.

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