King County, as well as the other districts in the state of Washington, are preparing for a two-week campaign to increase patrols to curb drunk driving accidents. The campaign coincides with what law enforcement dubbed "the 100 Deadliest Days" -- the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which have the most DUI-related accidents.
A 19-year-old Centralia woman recently walked away from a car accident early one morning and into a waiting police cruiser.
In Washington State, there are an estimated 20,000 residents using an ignition interlock system in their vehicles. A considerable number are residents who have been required by law to use the alcohol-sensing device after a previous conviction for driving under the influence. However, a new bill has been recently introduced to boost enforcement of the device. Some are asking, though, if the move truly keeps the road safe or if it keeps the device's manufacturers profitable.
Facing criminal charges can seriously tarnish a Washington State resident's reputation. For this reason, it's imperative for residents to know their civil rights as well as both the flaws and the proper procedure for administering tests. Understanding this gives residents an advantage in clearing their name in the event that they are faced with erroneous drunken driving charges.