A 72-year-old woman who slammed into a State Patrol trooper’s vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The incident happened on May 13th at around 6:20 pm. The trooper had pulled onto the shoulder of southbound Interstate 5 to conduct a routine traffic stop when the woman veered across the highway and struck his patrol vehicle.
The trooper was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries. The woman suffered a broken nose.
DUI Laws in Washington
In Washington, a driver faces misdemeanor DUI charges if the results of a chemical test show they had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, or if they drove while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs regardless of their BAC.
A first-time DUI conviction could result in severe penalties, including jail time for up to 364 days, a fine of up to $5,000, and driver’s license suspension for 90 days. The penalties can increase for subsequent convictions, or if the driver caused a DUI accident that resulted in injury or death of another. Additionally, the charge could be increased to a felony if the individual was convicted of 3 or more DUIs within 10 years.
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If you were arrested for DUI, it is imperative to retain skilled legal counsel as soon as possible to fight your charges. A conviction could affect your finances, your employment, and your future. Our attorneys will work hard to prevent or minimize the substantial impacts on your life. At DUI Heroes, our sole focus is helping individuals charged with DUIs and DUI-related offenses, and we’ve gotten countless cases amended, dismissed, or ruled “not guilty” for residents of Seattle and surrounding communities. We’re ready to do the same for you.
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