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WSP To Target Intoxicated Drivers This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is the time of the year when most of us take some time off work to be with the ones we love. It’s during this time that drivers face harsher driving conditions and longer driving routines. With the holiday festivities, drivers are often caught in traffic due to accidents or simply because …

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DUI Suspected in One-Vehicle Fatal Crash

A man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning on Highway 14. The man’s sport utility vehicle went off the roadway and crashed through the guardrail and into a ditch where it overturned. The Washington State Patrol reported alcohol may have been involved. A tire reportedly re-entered the roadway and struck a different vehicle. …

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Babysitter Sentenced for DUI in Crash Injuring Toddler

A 31-year-old drunken driver was sentenced to a year in prison for a crash that injured a 3-year-old girl in the vehicle. According to prosecutors, the woman was babysitting the toddler. Her blood-alcohol level was more than double the legal limit following the crash, and her daughter and the girl she was babysitting were not …

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Woman Rescued from Vehicle After Rollover Crash

A woman was pulled from a vehicle in Spokane valley after she was involved in a rollover wreck. The crash happened at about 1:40 a.m. on Friday when the woman reportedly bounced between guardrails and then flipped her vehicle over an embankment. Police alleged that the woman was speeding and drunk at the time. She …

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Drunken Driving Can Cost You During the Holidays

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council has launched a new campaign reminding drivers that buzzed driving is drunken driving. While the focus for decades has been on drunken driving, many people do not understand that drinking even a little too much can impair one’s judgment. It can also be costly if …

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Trooper Hit by Side Mirror After Making Traffic Stop

A Washington State Patrol trooper was hit by a vehicle’s side mirror while he was making a traffic stop. The trooper stopped a vehicle in Olympia at about 2 a.m. when he exited his vehicle to talk to the driver. The mirror of the vehicle broke, and the officer was knocked to the ground. However, …

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