Posts tagged Washington State Patrol DUI

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.

DUI Arrest in King County

DUI Campaign: “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed”  This is the campaign King County has been involved in for at least two years.  According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, a total of 364 motorists were arrested for investigation of driving under the influence (DUI) in King County.  Statewide, 1603 drivers were arrested for investigation of DUI during the “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed” campaign, which ran from August 17 to September 3.

If you were arrested for a DUI in King County out of the following cities: Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Burien, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Duvall, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Pacific, Port of Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Snoqualmie and Tukwila, as well as the State Patrol, you may have been an involuntary participant in this campaign.

A grant from the Traffic Safety Commission paid for the extra patrols.

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a defense attorney or not but whenever I hear of “campaigns” of this type I begin to wonder what is the true intent of the participants.  Is it for public safety or for government funding?  It just seems so easy to disguise the end goal to generate government funds through concerns for “public safety.”  Didn’t we lose some other privacy rights based on this?


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DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI Quick Tips – Bellevue

DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI Quick Tips – Seattle DUI and Defense Lawyer

Quick tips when pulled over in Bellevue by a police officer for DUI / drunk driving / DWI…

  1. Be respectful to the officer.
  2. Don’t make any incriminating statements.  For example, “I feel wasted!” or “I’m so drunk!”
  3. Refuse to take the DUI field sobriety tests.  They are voluntary.
  4. Do not take the portable breath test, this test is also voluntary.
  5. If you are arrested ask to speak to David O, top rated Seattle DUI and criminal defense attorney. If you haven’t already, be sure to program my phone number (206) 459-6392 into your cell, I will take your call 24/7.
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