DUI suspect in fatal Wedgwood crash pleads not guilty

SEATTLE --  Mark Mullan, charged with DUI, two counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault for allegedly hitting four pedestrians crossing a Seattle street with his pickup truck, pleaded not guilty to all charges Thursday.

His bail remained set at $2.5 million.

Mullan, 50, of Seattle, was charged after an accident that occurred about 4:10 p.m. March 25 at 33rd Avenue NE and NE 75th Street in the Wedgewood neighborhood.

The pickup truck he was driving hit and killed two pedestrians crossing the street and left two others in critical condition.

Dennis Schulte, 66, and his wife, Judy Schulte, 68, were killed in the accident. Their daughter-in-law, Karina Ulriksen-Schulte, 33, and 10-day-old grandson Elias remain in Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

According to charging documents, Mullan’s preliminary blood alcohol level was 0.22 percent, which is almost three times the legal limit.