Brain injury mentioned in Wulles DUI case

first_imgTraumatic brain injuries sustained years ago by former Clark County Judge John Wulle had a “severe impact” on his alleged drunken driving, his defense attorney said in a Tuesday phone interview.Wulle, 65, appeared earlier in the day in Skamania County before visiting Klickitat District Court Judge Jeffrey Baker. He previously entered a not-guilty plea to DUI, a gross misdemeanor, in Clark County District Court before the change of venue.Baker, who presides over District Court in White Salmon, was brought in on the case after Skamania District Court Judge Ron Reynier recused himself due to a conflict of interest.The Columbian’s request to have a photographer present for Tuesday’s proceeding was denied.Vancouver defense attorney Jon McMullen said after the hearing that Baker reviewed everything to date in the case. Wulle’s next hearing is set for 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5.McMullen said he discussed some of Wulle’s health issues and plans to provide the court and prosecution with additional information as the case progresses. “I wanted the judge to be aware of that important fact in the case,” he said.last_img read more