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Expect Increased DUI Patrolling during the 4th of July Weekend!

The 4th of July is upon us, which is all fun and fireworks!  However, one should proceed with caution because it is also a holiday when law enforcement agencies tend to ramp up their number of patrol units in efforts to deter DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or BUI (Boating Under the Influence).

buzzed driving and the 4th of July don't mixYou should expect to see police patrolling major Independence Day hot spots, such as the Seafair Summer Fourth at Gas Works Park in Seattle and also around downtown Bellevue where the masses will be gathering for the Bellevue Family Fourth.

Freeways and highways will have increased troopers, the Washington State Patrol strategically places troopers along the I5 corridor during the entire 4th of July weekend.

Additionally, the Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies may be seen in greater numbers out on the waterways during the 4th, checking boats for anyone operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol and /or drugs.  Remember, it’s not only the captain of a boat that is at risk for BUI, but it is anyone who is operating the boat that is under the influence of a substance that is at risk for a BUI charge.

The NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, recently released their campaign of “Buzzed driving and July 4th don’t mix” which actually is good advice for all 4th of Julyers, due to the fact that more often than not law enforcement officers will arrest an individual for DUI or BUI even if their BAC level is below Washington State’s legal drinking limit of 0.08.

Be safe while having fun, Happy 4th of July from the staff and DUI defense attorneys at David O Defense!


Written by Sarah Ann


Washington State Patrol Increasing DUI Patrol During 4th of July Weekend

Over the long weekend of the 4th of July, Washington State Patrol will be revving up their DUI (driving under the influence) patrols in order to reduce accidents and fatalities.  According to the WSP, “Summer represents one of the highest travel periods and the start of the ‘100 deadliest days on the roads.  Half of all traffic deaths in Washington involve an impaired driver.”  “Impaired drivers” includes drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs.

County deputies, local city police, and coast guard will also be on increased DUI patrol over the 4th.

The criminal defense attorneys of David O Defense wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!  If arrested for DUI over the weekend, don’t hesitate, give David O Defense a call for a free consultation with a top rated Seattle defense lawyer.

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