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Football player accepts plea deal in DUI case

Washington residents may know who Jeremy Lane is because he plays for the Seattle Seahawks football team. At about 2:21 a.m. he was pulled over while going eastbound on Interstate 90. The traffic stop...

 

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About plea bargaining for DUIs

Washington residents who have been charged with driving under the influence have the option of going to trial or accepting a plea bargain. In some cases, taking a plea bargain may be the best course; ...

 

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Steve Wilkos granted entrance to diversionary program for DUI

Washington residents may have heard that Steve Wilkos, a talk show host and former security professional for “The Jerry Springer Show”, flipped his vehicle in January while he was driving ...

 

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Alleged drunk driver hides in poop bin of Washington dog breeder

Two 911 calls alerted police in Parkland to a man driving erratically, running red lights and striking multiple vehicles in the Brookdale area. A deputy located the vehicle in a 20-acre field on 52nd ...

 

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Disputing Breathalyzer results

In Washington and every state in the country, a driver is presumed to be legally intoxicated if his or her blood alcohol content is .08 percent or higher. However, a police officer cannot just assume ...

 

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Vili Faulaau charged with drunk driving after accident

On Feb. 2, Vili Faulaau was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following a car accident in Washington. The 34-year-old is the husband of former elementary school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, who w...

 

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Probation allows DUI offenders to avoid jail

Washington residents who are convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can face a range of penalties. While those with several prior DUI convictions may face felony drunk dr...

 

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License suspensions after a DUI charge or conviction

Washington motorists who are taken into custody for a DUI could be subject to a drivers license suspension. However, an individual may ask for a hearing within 20 days of the incident. If the hearing ...

 

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Lab backlog delays DUI cases

There is a significant backlog of DUI cases in Washington due to thousands of requests for blood tests for drivers accused of using drugs before driving. In 2017, the state toxicology lab, run by th...

 

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Man arrested for DUI after hitting 2 cars

On March 2, a Washington man was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. The incident took place at approximately 12:23 a.m. in Parkland. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department receive...

 

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Drunk drivers could face harsh consequences

Motorists who are detained on suspicion of DUI in Washington and other states may want to know more about the potential charges that could follow. Drunk driving charges may be connected to the use of ...

 

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Man facing felony drunk driving charges after fatal crash

A 27-year-old professional skateboarder has been charged with vehicular assault and vehicular homicide in connection with an August 2017 car accident in Washington state. The crash claimed the life of...

 

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Senior Washington lawmaker charged with DUI

Washington lawmaker Timm Ormsby has apologized to voters for his ‘very poor choice” after being charged with driving while under the influence. The Democrat, who has served in the legislat...

 

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Washington looks at law around urine testing after DUI charge

According to Washington state’s highest court, random urine tests for drugs and alcohol for people charged with but not yet convicted of DUI are unconstitutional because they are too invasive. T...

 

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How pretrial detention may affect a person’s case

Some Washington defendants might be pressured to plead guilty to charges because they are unable to afford bail. A study that appeared in the American Economic Review found that people who are release...

 

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