Injury Blog

Legalized marijuana has not increased DUI cases in Washington

Post On 02-19-2013

Washington’s Initiative 502, passed by voters in November of 2012, legalized marijuana use throughout the state and established a limit of five nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood for drivers, but crime experts testifying before the legislature’s Public Safety Committee said that the number of DUI charges has not increased since the bill became law. State(Read More)

Police Say Driver High on Marijuana Killed Pedestrian

Post On 12-18-2012

A 47-year-old driver has been charged with driving under the influence of marijuana after hitting and killing a man Monday evening in Vancouver.

Witnesses told police that a man carrying a bag of groceries stepped into traffic from a median prior to the crash. The driver who remained at the scene was arrested. The crash remains under investigation.(Read More)

New Law Would Set Legal Level of THC Impairment

Post On 10-29-2012

A new measure on the ballot in Washington would legalize recreational marijuana use but would also set a legal impairment level for THC, the active ingredient in the drug, according to the Seattle Times.

The science regarding how much marijuana affects driving ability remains highly debated. Some studies find that five nanograms of THC per millimeter of(Read More)

Trial for Driver Who Smoked Pot Before Fatal Crash Ends in Hung Jury

Post On 06-13-2012

For the second time in nine months, a Spokane County jury has been unable to unanimously agree whether a driver’s marijuana use caused a fatal crash, according to the Spokesman.

A 22-year-old man from Deer Park was standing trial for vehicular homicide. Prosecutors say he caused a July 2010 crash that killed a 54-year-old woman.

The victim was(Read More)

Paris Hilton’s Boyfriend Charged for DUI

Post On 08-26-2011

Paris Hilton’s ex-boyfriend is being charged for driving under the influence of drugs, according to news reports.

The celebrity socialite’s ex, Cy Waits, 35, was fined $585 and ordered to stay out of trouble as he settled the DUI drug charges stemming from a Las Vegas Strip traffic stop with Hilton last year, according(Read More)

High-Speed Chase Injures One

Post On 07-18-2011

A high-speed chase ended Friday with a collision near the Canadian border, according to news reports.

The car accident occurred when a 19-year-old driver went through the Canadian-US border. A U.S. Border Patrol agent tried to pull the man over when the suspect fled. He reached speeds of 100 miles per hour, according to(Read More)

Man in Fatal Bothell Crash Charged with Homicide

Post On 03-23-2011

A man who admitted to taking heroin and marijuana before a fatal car accident in Bothell last week has been charged with vehicular homicide, according to news reports.

The 31-year-old man was driving a 2006 Honda Accord southbound on the Bothell-Everett Highway, just north of Maltby Road, in Bothell around 7 a.m. March 17(Read More)

Man Injured in DUI Crash

Post On 03-23-2011

One man was injured in a car accident along Highway 106 on Tuesday night, according to news reports.

The car accident occurred when a 22-year-old Belfair man was driving west on Highway 106, about four miles southwest of Belfair, according to news reports. The driver failed to maneuver a turn in the road, crashing(Read More)

Man Who Caused Fatal Bothell Crash on Drugs

Post On 03-23-2011

A man involved in a fatal car accident in Bothell last week admitted to using heroin and marijuana before the crash, according to news reports.

The 31-year-old man was driving a 2006 Honda Accord southbound on the Bothell-Everett Highway, just north of Maltby Road, in Bothell around 7 a.m. March 17 when he crossed(Read More)