Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited in Washington and across the country. Impaired driving has long been associated with collisions, which often result in serious injuries and fatalities. A driver accused of vehicular assault or homicide is subject to steep fines, harsh penalties and life-altering consequences. The case will be charged as a felony, which means that the person under suspicion will need a strong defense strategy in order to prove his or her innocence in court.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited in Washington and across the nation. A driver facing DUI charges may be subject to stiff penalties upon conviction. This serves as a lesson to deter impaired drivers. A person accused of DUI, however, has the right to contest all allegations, to a defense and to prevent life-altering consequences such as driver's license revocation, weighty fines or jail time.
Recently, in Federal Way, a suspected drunken driver allegedly struck a bicyclist. The bicyclist sustained serious injuries and was sent to a hospital in Seattle. Based on the report, the collision occurred at approximately 10:50 a.m. on Military Road South. Police arrived at the scene of the crash and investigated the accident. The 31-year-old driver was apprehended by the police on suspicion of driving under the influence.
No state in the entire nation tolerates drunk driving. Law enforcement agencies make DUI arrests at random checkpoints or based on reports of drivers who exhibit signs of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Tough drunk driving laws aim to prevent drunk driving accidents, which all too often result in serious injuries and fatalities. In addition, a DUI conviction may lead to a license suspension, incarceration, fines and other serious penalties, all of which can greatly affect a person's life.