A new DUI breath testing machine for Washington State?

Washington State is slowly moving forward with plans to deploy new DUI breath testing machines. The state has already purchased a number of machines, the Draeger 9510, and is in the process of testing them before deploying them to be used in actual D… Read More
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Snohomish County DUI Emphasis Patrols "Night of a Thousand Stars"

December 11, 2009 was the evening of the annual “Night of a Thousand Stars” kickoff in Snohomish County. The name derives from the badges worn by the reported nearly 1,000 DUI officers who patrolled throughout Washington state on this dat… Read More
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Seattle DUI due to "Drug Dumping?"

A Washington State DUI arrest almost always involves alcohol. Although the legal consequences of a DUI in Seattle and elsewhere in Washington State are fully discussed elsewhere on our blog and within our firm website, recent research has revealed a… Read More
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Forced blood from DUI arrestee results in lawsuit.

WLWT-TV reports that a Lawrenceburg, Indiana man has filed a lawsuit against the police asserting that police forcibly drew blood and urine from his body during a drunk driving arrest. According to the report, a 53-year-old man was arrested on suspic… Read More
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DUI probation violation = 30 days jail?

Washington State DUI probation carries stiff penalties for violations. Read More
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"Hard" license suspension for Seattle DUI?

A “hard” license suspension is a license suspension for which there is no driving of any sort allowed. By way of background, under the 2009 amendments to Washington state’s DUI laws, a driver whose license is suspended for an alcoho… Read More
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Failing a DUI Field Sobriety Test but not drunk

One of the “standardized” field sobriety tests routinely given in a Seattle DUI arrest is the “eye test” otherwise known as the test for Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. In this test, the DUI arresting officer looks for “bounc… Read More
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Washington State DUI arrests by the numbers

The Washington State Patrol DUI section has released a report analyzing statistics for DUI arrests occurring in 2008. The statistics were compiled from the database aggregated from data kept on the BAC Verifier DataMaster breath testing machines loca… Read More
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Washington State DUI Law: Is Your Car Talking to the Police?

Washington State DUI law currently includes a little-known provision that turns your car into a four-wheeled police agent, ready and willing to notify the police when it senses that a DUI probation violation may have occurred. Recall that in several… Read More
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Hard-hitting penalties for violating Washington state DUI probation.

The word is out that the punishment for Washington state DUI laws is among the toughest in the nation. However, what is not well known is that the mandatory minimum confinement penalty for a single violation of DUI probation is harsher than the manda… Read More
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