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.
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 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 54-year-old man with a history of DUI offenses in Washington has pleaded innocent to new charges that allege he did not stop for police until arriving home. Police filed drunk driving charges against the man in connection with the Feb. 20 incident. He will face these charges in court on Apr. 20.
People are imperfect beings, which means that they are prone to make mistakes from time to time. This even includes some public officials who would otherwise command a certain amount of respect. Unfortunately, one public official in Washington is now facing drunk driving charges.
A man who held the position of police commander has been arrested and subsequently fired from his position on the force. The man, who had served more than a decade and a half as an officer, was arrested on drunk driving charges. The Washington man is fighting the charges and is arguing against his termination.
In certain situations, it can be difficult to determine where the line is between sobriety and the legal limit. Even responsible people can make a miscalculation. Many factors go into determining a person's level of intoxication, so it can vary from day to day. This can make it difficult to make the judgment as to whether or not it's safe to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
As Washington residents try to enjoy the final weeks of summer weather, many people may be partaking in in social events with family and friends -- particularly during Labor Day weekend. Of course, many gatherings may include alcholic beverages. A day filled with fun outdoor activities can take a quick, serious turn if a person is charged for driving under the influence of alcohol.