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Reckless Driving and DUI Charges

Do not be overconfident about a negotiated resolution of a DUI with a plea to reckless driving. The Department of Licensing is not now concerned with the nature of the conviction, but the original charge of DUI.

It will not allow the presence of drugs and/or alcohol to go unpunished despite a non-DUI conviction. The rationale is the overall safety of the community. The burden on the convicted party will be costly and potentially job-threatening.

Indirectly, the Department of Licensing has reserved the right to take your livelihood away from you or seriously threaten it.

RCW 46.61.500 and 1990 c 291 s 1are each amended to reads as follows:

(1) Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. Violation of the provisions of this section is a gross misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of not more than one year and by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars.

(2) (a) Except as provided under (b) of this subsection, a person convicted of reckless driving who has one or more prior offenses as defined in RCW 46.61.5055 (14) within seven years shall be required, under RCW 46.20. 720, to install an ignition interlock device on all vehicles operated by the p-person if the conviction is the result of a charge that was originally filed as a violation of RCW 46.61.502, 46.61.504, or an equivalent local ordinance.

(b) A person convicted of reckless driving shall be required, under RCW 46.20.720, to install an ignition interlock device on all vehicles operated by the person if the conviction is the result of a charge that was originally filed as a violation of RCW 46.61.520 committed while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or RCW 46.61.522 committed while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug.

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