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July 2011 Archives

New law allows police to impound DUI suspects' vehicles

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.

Washington man almost burned alive in car is charged with DUI

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.

"Target Zero" campaign decreases drunken driving fatalities

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.

West Seattle man charged with arson, domestic violence, P.2

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.

West Seattle man charged with arson, domestic violence, P.1

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.

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