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Even with the continuing spread of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic – and the ever increasing clamp down to keep people out of the public to curb its spread – law enforcement is still doing DUI emphasis patrols in-and-around the state of Washington. Case in point, WSP’s ‘No Refusal Weekend’ on March 13-15 in Clark County.… Continue Reading »

With the COVID-19 scare in full force and effect, the King County Superior Court has taken the extraordinary measure of altering its jury duty requirements. This week the court announced that it is now temporarily permitting prospective jurors to be excused from jury duty if they have one or more specific health related issues. These… Continue Reading »

Although still months away, there have already been rumblings about the danger of fireworks and the Fourth of July holiday. Of course, fireworks are a time-honored tradition in the United States … but the dangers may now be outpacing the benefits, in some peoples’ minds. One such place of concern is unincorporated King County, which… Continue Reading »

Monday the Seattle Deputy Police Chief position became vacant “until further notice.”  This is because Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced the demotion of the then current Deputy Chief, Garth Green.  The announcement came roughly four months after Green made harsh comments about sex workers at a city council meeting.  During that meeting there was… Continue Reading »

Washington citizens have always been skeptical that law enforcement agents in-and-around the state have traffic citation quotas; essentially, that their bosses mandate a certain number of citations each month and/or year. Well to combat that view (and to improve the perception of law enforcement integrity) the state Senate recently passed a bill to prevent traffic… Continue Reading »

A few recent incidents signify why the government is so hell-bent on continuing to crack down on DUI’s in Washington State. First, a Clark County Deputy Sheriff was hurt this past weekend after driving directly into the path of an intoxicated driver on northbound Interstate 5.  The Deputy’s intent was to stop the motorist from… Continue Reading »

Recently a new study by AAA came out that shows the number has doubled for positively tested THC drivers in Washington State involved in deadly crashes, which – of course – should be expected in light of the legalization of marijuana. In the five years before legalization, an average of 56 Washington drivers involved in… Continue Reading »

Last week a Bill was passed by the Washington State House of Representatives that will allow the Washington State Patrol (WSP) to destroy firearms they confiscate during criminal investigations.  This authority now aligns with the authority other Washington State law enforcement agencies have in in their arsenal (no pun intended).  The Bill now moves to… Continue Reading »

2020 has begun and there has been no shortage of DUI arrests since the beginning of the new year. New numbers released by the Washington State Patrol show that as of last week 200 drivers have been arrested for suspicion of DUI in just King, Pierce, and Thurston counties alone; and those numbers are only… Continue Reading »

It is a well-known fact that in Washington State ignition interlock devices (IID) are required if a person is convicted for DUI. The amount of time an IID must be on a vehicle depends on whether the driver does (or does not) have a prior offense. For first time offenders, they must maintain an IID… Continue Reading »