During the Fourth of July weekend, the Washington State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies stepped up their DUI patrols to help keep the roads safe. On the eve of July 4th, Washington State Troopers apparently pulled over a woman in Marysville after she struck the car in front of her. The driver of the car that was struck was the woman's boss, reports King 5 News.
The Washington State Patrol is utilizing stepped up patrols, partnerships with local law enforcement agencies, and even aircraft during this busy season to spot and arrest drunk drivers. However, the authorities probably did not need too much help to spot the unidentified woman who struck her boss.
The accident happened at about 7:00 AM in Marysville. Following the accident, the woman reportedly told the authorities that she had drank the night before and had subsequently taken prescription drugs that morning causing her driving to become impaired. She was given a field sobriety test, which she failed. The woman now faces criminal DUI charges. No word yet on what kind of non-legal action her boss will take.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
The summer months are a happy time as many students return home and families enjoy the outdoors. However, drivers must be careful to temper their enthusiasm by resisting the convenience of drinking and then driving. Not only are the Washington State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies out in force, but avoiding drunken driving can also save your life as well as the lives of otherspa.
If you have been arrested for a DUI this holiday season and have any questions about the charge, contact an attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense to learn more about the penalties you face. Consult with an experienced attorney by calling 425-284-2000.