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Under Age Drunk Driving - What Can You Do?

Dark DUI Data

63% of Americans will be involved in a drunk driving accident in their lives. This will either be by the driver or another vehicle.

More than 29 million people have admitted to driving under the influence in the past year.

29% of convicted drunk driers have been convicted of a prior DUI.

The average person convicted of drunk driving is a first-time offender. However, on average the offender admits to having driven under the influence around 80 times before.

Under Age Drunk Driving

Underage drunk drivers are technically breaking two rules so their infraction is more serious. First, the consumption of liquor underage. Second, driving while into... Read More

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Driving While Baked: New Marijuana Breath Test Device to Detect Levels of THC

The legalization of marijuana in Washington has raised concerns over 'drugged driving', 'driving while baked' or 'driving while high', including testing methodology, accuracy of tests for THC and unfair arrests for 'recent use' of marijuana. Proposed solutions include a new 'marijuana breathalyzer' for detecting the level of THC in your system.

Read more at the WashingtonTimes.com

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Unlike Alcohol, its Tough to Set DUI Limits for Marijuana

Recent article by Ashley Halsey III of the Washington Post focusing on the issues surrounding limits for drivers who have consumed marijuana:

There is a legal limit for drunk driving, but when it comes to marijuana, new research shows it may be impossible to say just how high is too high to drive.
There's no breathalyzer for pot, and researchers say blood tests are useless when it comes to telling whether someone who has been smoking is fit to drive.

The question matters now that four states have made it legal for any adult to smoke marijuana, and more than 20 others have approved its use for medical reasons. In Washington, one of the first states to approve recreational marijuana use... Read More

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Drunk driver receives shorter prison sentence for treatment

Portland judge sentences eight-time DUI offender to shortened jail sentence allowing for intense treatment and probation.

Read more at The Spokesman-Review.com

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Fourth DUI could soon be a felony in Washington

Senator Mike Padden's (R-Spokane Valley) Senate Bill 5037, making a fourth DUI charge a felony, passes the House 85-11 Thursday evening.

Read more at The Spokesman-Review.com

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West Side man arrested for alleged 11th DUI

59-year-old Seattle man with a criminal history showing 10 previous DUI's is arrested for driving while under the influence for the 11th time.

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Causes of Inaccurate Radar Reading


Did you know that more than a quarter of traffic violations that are given are done in error? Faulty radar guns, laser guns, and other faulty techniques can cause you to receive a ticket that you should have not received. What makes matters worse; most people who receive traffic tickets pay their fine and never think twice about it.


One of the most common forms of a faulty reading for radar guns and laser guns is interference. Radar guns use the electromagnetic spectrum to help them gauge the speed of a vehicle. Problems arise with interference when the electromagnetic spectrum has multiple forms of energy happening at once. Air cond... Read More

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Should I Mitigate or Contest my Traffic Ticket?

What is a Mitigation Hearing versus a Contested Hearing?

The difference between a Mitigation Hearing and a Contested Hearing is if you elect to 'mitigate' your Washington traffic ticket, you admit that you committed the traffic violation. You are telling the judge that you admit you did what the police officer said you did but want an opportunity explain the circumstances.

Once you admit to the Court that you committed the traffic infraction, the traffic ticket will go on your driving record. At best, the judge may reduce your fine. Do not seek to mitigate your traffic ticket with the hope that a judge will dismiss it. A mitigation hearing is not the forum to fight your traffic ... Read More

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What Should I do if Pulled Over for a Traffice Infraction of a Criminal Traffic Violation (DUI)?

1. Make sure you pull over correctly and safely.

The law requires drivers to pull over onto the right shoulder in response to a police officer's lights. Do not pull over on the left shoulder. If you do, the police officer can order you to move your vehicle to the correct side. The officer can also give you a traffic ticket for pulling onto the wrong shoulder. Minimize danger to the police officer by pulling safely off the roadway as far as possible on the right shoulder.

2. Keep all of your necessary documents organized and available.

It does not matter who you are, when pulled over, all drivers get nervous. To help yourself, keep all documents accessible to allevia... Read More

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