Drunk and Drugged Driving
Washington drunk driving cases are most commonly referred to as DUI or driving under the influence. DWI is driving while intoxicated.
If you drive with an blood alcohol content (bac) of .08% or greater you may be convicted of a DUI according to Washington State’s law.
If someone is arrested for drunk driving, DUI or DWI, refusal to take a chemical test can be used against them in court, and also result in harsher penalties in court and with their driving privilege.
More information about Drunk and Drugged driving is available through MADD.
Distracted Driving
According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, a distracted driver is one who is paying attention to something other than driving. The distraction can be anything from typing a text message to putting a disk in a CD player or talking on a cell phone.
Currently, Washington State laws prohibit:

  • All cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for novice drivers
  • Handheld cellphone use for all drivers
  • Texting for all drivers