Driver who killed motorcyclist, employer sued for $4M

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Article by Garrett Andrews, of The Bulletin in Bend, Oregon

July 12, 2019

The suit, filed Thursday in Deschutes County Circuit Court by relatives of John Alan Boop, of Everett, Washington, also names Scott Logging as a defendant for allowing the woman — who was in a DUII diversion program — to drive a company vehicle that was not fitted with an ignition interlock device, which prevents an impaired driver from starting a vehicle.

“The family wants to know exactly what happened,” said Andrew Ackley, attorney for Boop’s family. “And the criminal process only went so far.”

Boop worked several careers during his life, notably manufacturing, according to Ackley, the family’s attorney.

Boop had a wife and two grown daughters. Ackley said the loss of John Boop has cost Barbara “substantial” personal and financial support.

“It wasn’t just money,” he said.