The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports that, as of last Friday, drivers arrested for DUI will have their vehicles towed and impounded for 12 hours. The new rule-which does have some exceptions-no longer allows a sober friend or relative to take the vehicle.
The Seattle Times reports that a prison guard from Monroe was arrested and placed in jail on Tuesday to be investigated on charges of domestic violence.
Being charged with drunk driving can lead to a number of legal consequences. Consequences can be even more severe for drivers who have prior DUI offenses. Drunk drivers can face penalties that include a jail sentence, license suspension, fines, and even the installation of an ignition-interlock device.
A Vancouver woman was recently arrested and now faces jail time for attempting to sell her three-day-old baby at a Taco Bell.
Domestic violence, as we sometimes point out on this blog, can often turn violent, even deadly. Perhaps worse is the humiliation that can occur in such situations. That humiliation can take a number of forms.
The News Tribune reports that 133 fatal crashes occurred in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties since July 1, 2010, the beginning of the federally funded "Target Zero" campaign against driving while intoxicated. In addition, about 3,400 individuals suspected of drunk driving have been arrested by Washington State Patrol troopers and local police officers since that time.
In our previous post, we began speaking about a recent house fire in a Gatewood neighborhood. As we noted in that post, the man responsible for starting the fire has been charged with arson, domestic violence and felony domestic violence for violating a July 1 court order.
A 40-year-old Seattle man who allegedly attempted to burn down the Gatewood neighborhood he co-owned with his ex-wife has recently been charged by King County prosecutors with first degree arson, domestic violence, and felony domestic violence in violation of a court order issued on July 1.