Driving under the influence is considered a very dangers and risky act. It does not only put the life of the driver at risk but it also puts the lives of other drivers and passengers at risk. If a drunk driving accident results, the driver could face serious penalties. Depending on their past record, the driver could face more severe consequences if they have multiple DUI's on their record.
The state of Washington recently toughened their drunk driving laws. A recent fatal drunk driving case prompted this recent change. The crash occurred in March and resulted in a driver colliding with four pedestrians, including an infant. Authorities arrested that driver and he faced a drunk driving charge.