It is not uncommon for a driver to get pulled over once or twice in their lifetime. For some, they can get by with just a warning, but some drivers are not so fortunate. If an officer suspects that a driver is under the influence, the diver could face a traffic ticket, fines and even criminal penalties.
Seattle Seahawks fans likely know Jim Irsay, the owner of the Colts. He became nation-wide news when the Colts parted ways with Peyton Manning. But his latest appearance in the national spotlight is about something far more serious than losing Peyton Manning to the Broncos: police recently arrested Irsay on DUI charges.
It is still too soon to know the full effects of Washington's recent legalization of marijuana. But early data, according to Project SAM, an anti-pot group, suggest Washington roads have become more dangerous.
Washingtonians accused of a crime should take solace that a criminal charge is hardly a guarantee of a criminal conviction. Take, for example, the experience of Kerry Kennedy, a high-profile human rights activist and daughter of the assassinated presidential candidate Robert Kennedy. Kennedy was recently acquitted of drugged driving charges following a four-day trial.