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Driver faces DUI after accident with suspended license

When a driver has a record of traffic infractions, they could face serious penalties if they are suspected of committing another traffic violation. Furthermore, if they are accused of a DUI, their record could be used to lessen or increase the consequences associated with this offense. No matter the situation, a driver should be aware of their defense options in order to reduce the impact the incident has on their personal and professional life such as a driver's license suspension or even jail time.

Following a semi-truck accident in Discovery Bay, Washington State authorities arrested the driver of the vehicle that collided with the truck. According to preliminary reports, the accident occurred on U.S. 101 when the driver was traveling southbound and crossed the centerline. This resulted in the driver colliding with a tractor-trailer heading northbound.

Man faces drunk driving charges after accident injures five

Following an accident, authorities typically investigate to understand the cause. This is especially true when the accident results in injuries or even death. Upon locating a suspect for the incident, police officers will begin to question and possibly administer tests to help establish cause. A field sobriety test and blood alcohol test are frequently used to determine whether alcohol was a contributing factor. If officers presume that it is, the suspected drunk driver could be placed under arrest and could face serious consequences for this allegation.

The Washington State Patrol recently arrested a man following a suspected drunk driving accident that injured five. The accident took place on Highway 2 just after midnight. According to reports, the collision involved two vehicles and happened when a 24-year-old driver failed to stop at a stop sign on Fertile Valley Road at Highway 2. This resulted in the car striking a pickup truck traveling south on Highway 2.

Suspected drunk driver refuses breath test after chase and crash

Drivers in Washington State are well aware that police officers are often looking out for drunk drivers. This is especially true during the late night hours and in locations near drinking establishments. If an officer suspects that a driver is under the influence, the driver might be asked to submit to a breath test. If a driver does not comply with these requests, they could be arrested and could have a pending DUI charge against them.

After a suspected drunk driver attempted to elude police officers in Poulsbo, a chase ensued and resulted in a crash in Silverdale. According to reports, the 25-year-old man fled from officers that spotted him on Viking Way at around 10:07 a.m. The man was allegedly traveling at the high rate of 90 mph. Additional law enforcement officers were called to join the high-speed chase. The chase ended with a crash at the intersection of Silverdale Way and Randall Way.

Mock accident emphasizes the seriousness of drunk driving

The seriousness of driving while intoxicated is well known to drivers in Washington State. The tragic realities of a drunk driving accidents are not often experienced, but when a driver is involved in a crash, they could be suspected of driving under the influence. This could mean facing serious penalties if they are charged with a DUI. Making a strong drunk driving defense could help reduce the negative impacts the allegations could have on the driver.

In order to emphasize the importance of driving safe and avoiding drunk driving, a secondary school in Klahowya watched a mock drunk driving collision. While student actor took on the roles of drivers and passengers, the event sought to teach the high school students about the dangers and consequences associated with drinking and driving. Specifically, it highlighted the serious injuries and even deaths that could result from the decision to drive after consuming alcohol.

Suspected drunk driver located and arrested following fatal crash

Following an accident, police officers usually speak with those involved, even if they are hospitalized due to the collision. Further investigation could help establish a possible cause of the crash. If authorities believe that an accident was caused by a drunk driver, a driver could be arrested and face serious penalties. Depending on the details of the incident, the suspected drunk driver could endure harsh consequences, which is why it is crucial they develop a defense against the allegations.

A suspect was recently apprehended at a Seattle hospital after he was admitted and released from a hospital following a suspected drunk driving accident. Washington State authorities issued a warrant for the arrest of the suspect after he was unknowingly released from the medical facility.

Company seeks to conduct impaired driving survey in Seattle

For Washington State drivers, getting pulled over by a police officer could mean going through a series of questions about a suspected traffic violation. If an officer believes drivers are intoxicated, they might be subjected to a series of test. This will help establish whether they are able to safely drive. This could also mean submitting to blood alcohol tests. This could be used as evidence by the state to prove that a driver over the limit, however, it could also be used to reduce or drop charges if the driver devises a defense strategy against the DUI charges.

A private company in the Seattle area is currently seeking approval from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission to begin a voluntary study that could potentially reveal the number of impaired drivers that travel on the roadways in that state at any time.

Suspected drunk driver strikes four pedestrians, killing one

Keeping drunk drivers off the roads is a growing concern for authorities and residents in Washington State. To accomplish that goal, police will stop and question drivers to establish whether they are under the influence. Whether it is a traffic stop or following an accident, officers will often ask the driver to complete a field sobriety test and submit to a blood alcohol test. The results of these tests could lead to a drunk driving charges.

Authorities in Bellingham were recently called to a serious accident that involved four pedestrians and five vehicles. According to preliminary reports, a driver who is suspected of drunk driving drove through a chain barrier and traveled onto a sidewalk. This resulted in the 27-year-old driver striking four pedestrians. The truck continued to travel and proceeded to hit five other vehicles before coming to a stop.

Increase in patrol for DUI's in Washington State

Whether it is a celebration, a birthday or a holiday, often times drinking is involved. Although this is a common factor, mixing drinking with driving could lead to an accident and serious consequences for drivers. If officers suspect that a driver is under the influence, they will pull the vehicle over and the driver might be required to submit to various tests. The field sobriety tests are administered to establish whether a driver is capable to operate a vehicle safely. Depending on the results, the driver could face being arrested and even face a DUI charge.

During the long Memorial Day weekend, the Washington State Patrol brought in extra resources to increase their patrol for drunk drivers, watch for seat belt use and prevent underage drinking and driving. In their goal to prevent impaired drivers on the roadway during the holiday weekend, authorities reported that they arrested 39 suspected drunk drivers in King County and 26 arrests took place in Pierce and Thurston counties by Sunday afternoon.

Teen driver suspected of DUI after colliding with cop car

When a driver is suspected of a criminal or traffic law violation, a police officer will conduct an investigation of the incident. An officer might suspect the driver is driving under the influence due to their driving behavior, especially if there was an accident. If a driver is accused of impaired driving, they might have to undergo a serious of tests known as field sobriety tests. This could ultimately lead to their arrest and being charged with driving under the influence.

A Washington State driver was recently charged with DUI and possession of a controlled substance following an accident involving a patrol car and another vehicle. The accident took place in Spokane. According to reports, the 18-year-old driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when she collided with the two vehicles that were stopped at a traffic light.

Man suspected of a DUI after he rolled his car several times

It is expected that when drivers get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they will uphold a certain standard of care. If a driver fails to do so, that person could create dangers and risks on the roadway. When drivers are under the influence, they could risk their own life as well as others on the road. When officers arrive at the scene of the accident they might suspect that alcohol is a factor. Police will often ask the driver to take a blood alcohol test or a field sobriety test. The results of these tests could mean an arrest and a drunk driving charge.

Washington State Patrol was recently dispatched to the scene of a suspected drunk driving accident that occurred around 11:45 p.m. According to reports, a 43-year-old man rolled his car several times. Authorities believe that he was traveling too fast on Interstate 82. This caused him to lose control of the vehicle, enter the median, roll the vehicle several times and come to rest in the lanes going in the opposite direction.

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