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Intoxicated Driver Arrested After Striking WSP Trooper

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Impaired driving continues to be an issue to drivers across the country. In Washington, officials with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission claim that intoxicated driving accidents are on the rise. With 50% of fatal traffic accidents in the state involving drunk driving, it’s clear that Washingtonians must do more to avoid the growing risk.  The …

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Benton County Officials Book 9 Drunk Drivers During New Year’s Weekend

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The Washington State Patrol as well as other local law enforcement agencies in the state go above and beyond every year during the holiday season to ensure roads are safe. Unfortunately, many drivers choose to break the law, putting lives at risk. During the 2021 New Year’s weekend, officials said that at least nine drunk …

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WSP To Deploy DUI Patrols For The Holiday Season

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Considering New Year’s Eve is one of the deadliest nights on the country’s highways, it is no wonder that law enforcement agencies across the nation deploy extra patrols during the holiday season.  In Washington state, things won’t be any different. According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), the agency will be ramping up its DUI …

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House Candidate Injured In Accident, Driver Was Allegedly Under The Influence

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Local news outlets reported that a Tuesday car accident sent April Berg, a candidate for the state Legislature, to the hospital. The car accident involved a man who may have been driving under the influence.  According to the reports, Berg and her husband were in a 2016 Nissan while traveling east on Highway 96 when …

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WSP: Passenger Killed In DUI Accident On Highway 27

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A woman from Spokane Valley lost her life in a Thursday evening accident involving an alleged DUI driver, the Washington State Patrol reported.  According to the authorities, the 37-year-old Fairfield driver who was behind the wheel of a Chevy Silverado was traveling southbound on Highway 27 when he attempted to pass a slower vehicle. As …

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Four People Injured In DUI Accident Did Not Have Seat Belts On

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An accident in Spokane Valley, Washington sent four people to the hospital, the Washington State Patrol told reporters.  According to officials, the accident involved a teenager who was driving while intoxicated. Additionally, occupants of the vehicle did not have their seatbelts on at the time of the crash.   News reports claim that an 18-year-old driver …

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New DUI Legislation Updates Law Stricken Down By WA Supreme Court

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Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law named after a Whatcom woman injured in a DUI head-on accident. The piece of legislation allows Washington law enforcement to order a vehicle to be impounded when there aren’t other reasonable alternatives during a driving under the influence stop. House Bill 2483, popularly known as …

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