Whether it is a random stop at a checkpoint, a stop based on the suspicion of a traffic violation or at the scene of an accident, drivers in Washington State could face charges following a stop. Following an accident, officers seek to understand the cause, fault and liabilities. If an officer suspects that the driver is intoxicated, they might ask the driver to submit to some tests. Depending on the situation and the results of the tests, a driver could be placed under arrest and charged with a DUI.
Authorities in Seattle recently arrested a suspected drunk driver following a DUI accident. Police officers believe that the man went on a rampage through downtown Seattle after he stole a vehicle. It was reported by witnesses that the man began driving the wrong-way, which resulted in a head-on collision.