A veteran of the Mexican Army who retired to the Tacoma area in 2001 after years of fighting the Mexican drug cartels has been deported following multiple DUIs.
What if a car accident happens for reasons beyond a driver's control, but the driver still ends up being charged with DUI? That question may be on the mind of one man from Washington state whose pickup truck collided with a police car that was stopped to help firefighters extinguish a brush fire.
Last year, a Seattle police officer was charged with DUI after a multi-vehicle crash involving the city vehicle he was driving in Mukilteo. Now that his case has been heard by the court, the detective may not face jail time, but he might still have to pay for damages to others involved in the crash.
Driving home from a family function, a work event, or other weekend activity can leave anyone who has had a drink vulnerable to DUI charges. A Snohomish County judge who presides over drunken-driving cases may now be facing DUI charges after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. According to reports, the judge was stopped by the Washington State Patrol on the Bothell-Everett Highway late in August.