Law Enforcement and our Washington judiciary are cracking down on DUI’s. The crackdown even includes DUI’s that allegedly involve government employees while on the job. Mill Creek Police will soon be conducting a criminal investigation into a King County Sheriff deputy’s arrest on suspicion of DUI. The King County Sheriff’s Office will also be conducting a separate internal investigation. The 19 year veteran of the KCSO alleged crashed his patrol car into the rear of another vehicle. Police responded to the accident near 132nd Street Southeast and Bothell-Everett Highway. The deputy allegedly showed signs of impairment while at the scene. Alcohol was ruled out. A drug recognition expert was called to the scene. After the DRE did his work-up, he requested and received a signed blood draw warrant from the courts. The results of the blood draw are pending. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave for the time being.
So it is very clear, even folks enforcing our laws are not immune from being investigated for driving under the influence if the situation warrants. To reiterate information from blogs past, Washington state’s DUI laws are constantly getting tougher; the public’s outcry is causing a major crackdown on alcohol and/or drug fueled accidents. Now more than ever, hiring a Seattle DUI attorney can help – at a minimum – reduce DUI related penalties, and can help direct people on how to best deal with their DUI related charge. So it should go without saying that someone cited for DUI should hire a qualified Seattle DUI attorney as soon as possible. Driving Under the Influence charges can cause havoc on a person’s personal and professional life. Anyone charged with DUI in Washington State should immediately seek the assistance of a seasoned Seattle DUI lawyer.