Yearly Archives: 2011

DUI Numbers ever Increasing

DUI’s happen all over the United States, not just in Washington State. And all states seem to be cracking down on people who drink and drive under the influence. Case in point is an Ohio case in which a veteran media executive and former Tribune Co. CEO was recently charged with drunken driving and driving… Continue Reading »

One Eventful Night

On Friday morning, October 7, 2011, a man in his 20’s was arrested for being involved in a wrong-way crash and thereafter allegedly trying to flee by attempting to overtake a taxi cab. The event allegedly occurred in Seattle around 2 a.m. in the morning; it is alleged that the man’s car collided with another… Continue Reading »

Bus Driver charged with DUI

DUI laws across the country are becoming more punitive each and every legislative session. The stated intent behind the government’s crackdown is to protect the general public from preventable harm. Such as in the case of a New Hampshire school bus driver who is now facing drunken driving charges after police say she struck a… Continue Reading »

Friday Crash, DUI Arrest

On Friday a car crashed into an apartment in Lakewood, Washington injuring a man inside the apartment. The car allegedly drove through the wall of a ground floor unit at the Emerald Village Apartments and hit the man while he was playing X-Box. He was allegedly trapped underneath the vehicle for a period of time.… Continue Reading »

Oakland Raider Criminally Charged

Assault and battery charges do not just arise in Washington State. Unlawfully using force is a crime in all fifty states. To that end, Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has been criminally charged in California with misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment for allegedly using force against a woman in September of 2010, according to news… Continue Reading »

SPD Sergeant Retires, Avoids Being Fired

Seattle Police Sergeant David Abe has apparently chosen to retire in lieu of being fired by the Seattle Police Department. Sergeant Abe was a police officer for nearly 33 years. The decision was made after an internal investigation found misconduct in Sergeant Abe’s supervision of DUI arrests; an audit found dozens of SPD DUI cases… Continue Reading »

Special Veteran's Court to Open this Month in SMC

According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, one in six veterans returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has a substance-abuse problem and one in five has symptoms of a mental disorder or cognitive impairment. In response to this, the Seattle Municipal Court is set to open a special court September 20,… Continue Reading »

State DUI Website up and Running

Washington State DUI numbers are on the rise, and Washington’s laws against drunk driving are continuing to get tougher. In an effort to reduce DUI numbers and to educate drivers, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission has created a website that permits people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties to see exactly when and where DUI… Continue Reading »

Seafair BUI/ DUI Emphasis Patrols this Weekend

The sun is out, it is the beginning of August and Seafair weekend is upon us yet again; tis’ the season for increased BUI/ DUI emphasis patrols. As in years past, Washington State law-enforcement agencies will be patrolling Lake Washington, and targeting highways and streets leading to and from all Seafair events. They will be… Continue Reading »

Only in New York?

Mary Richardson Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s wife, was arrested and cited for driving under the influence (“DUI”) on August 21, 2010 in Hudson Valley, New York. Ms. Kennedy was initially pulled over for speeding on the Taconic State Parkway. After investigating, police determined that her ability to drive a motor vehicle was impaired due… Continue Reading »