First, do not panic. Just because a police officer arrested you on suspicion of drunk driving does not mean that you will face charges or end up with a conviction on your record. Before you talk to anyone or take any other action regarding your arrest, be sure to understand your legal rights.
Were you pulled over and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving? Like law enforcement officials in most states, Washington police officers more than likely carry a portable breath testing (PBT) machine to help them determine whether your blood alcohol level was above the legal level of .08 percent.
Think twice about getting in your car while under the influence of drugs because you can get a drugged driving charge by simply sitting in the front seat. Driving under the influence of drugs is punishable with a DUI; but did you know that you can get a DUI without driving the car? This type of charge is called an actual physical control DUI and it is more common than you think.
A man in Wapato is under fire for an alleged DUI incident, according to local sources. Washington State authorities allege the man led them on a "chase" before being arrested on May 23. He will now face drunk driving charges as well as several other charges associated with the incident. No court date has been announced at this time.
A man accused of "road rage" also faces drunk driving charges following his arrest for an alleged incident on May 4, according to local sources. Washington police were called to the scene of a car accident reportedly predicated on an incident of road rage. The man is also facing DUI charges, though a full report of the event is not yet available.
A senior center bus driver is facing serious charges that could end his career, according to local sources. The 45-year-old man is facing DUI charges after Washington authorities arrested him on April 8. The man is also facing similar charges for an unrelated incident as of this writing. If convicted he could lose his license and face jail time.
A man who was pulled over for unrelated reasons is facing a serious set of charges, according to local law enforcement. Washington police say they pulled the man over for speeding, but wound up hitting him with a laundry list of alleged infractions. They include DUI charges and charges involving endangering a minor. It is unclear if he is currently in police custody.
A fatal crash on March 7 led to a massive effort to locate the driver who appeared responsible, according to local sources. Washington police have charged the wayward driver with a variety of infractions, including DUI charges and vehicular homicide. The specifics of the event are still being investigated, and it is unclear whether the man remains in custody.
A criminal conviction can have a significant impact on person's life. The stakes could be even higher when facing DUI charges after a prior conviction. One man is now facing felony charges after his recent arrest by Washington State Police.
If one is accused of drinking and driving, there are often serious consequences that follow a criminal conviction. They could include fines, prison and other penalties. One man who was seriously hurt in a car accident may also face DUI charges. Washington State police have indicated that they intend to seek charges against him.