Monthly Archives: June 2011

It Happened in Kirkland

Recently the Kirkland Police Department reported, among other things, 14 DUI’s, 20 thefts, 19 car prowls, 14 domestic violence related crimes, 8 acts of fraud, and 9 calls for illegal substance use during the time period of June 10th – 19th. Kirkland Police arrested approximately 97 people during that period of time. A sampling of… Continue Reading »

Diesel Fueled DUI

In the early morning of Saturday, June 17, 2011, two men were booked into King County jail on suspicion of DUI.  The vehicle driven was a semi-truck full of automotive parts.  The truck allegedly hit a freeway barrier on I-90, lost its right tire and ripped a hole in its gas tank.  Thereafter the vehicle… Continue Reading »

The Changes just keep on Coming

Washington State DUI numbers seem to be ever increasing, and its DUI laws are tougher than ever before. Prosecuting agencies and law enforcement agencies are taking a “zero-tolerance” policy to drunk driving. Case in point, beginning July 22, 2011, Victim Impact Panels (that 2.5 hour class that DUI defendants attend so as to learn about… Continue Reading »

Party Patrols have Commenced in Earnest

Last weekend Pierce County instituted “party patrols” in anticipation of the inevitable parties associated with the end of school year graduations. It is always a busy and dangerous time of year for celebrating students; under-age drinking and drunken driving incidents are generally high during this time of year – school is out and the sun… Continue Reading »

DUI to the Stars

As we have said in the past … anyone can be arrested and charged with the crime of DUI. Case in point, Estella Warren, who starred in the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, was recently charged with four misdemeanors, one of which was DUI. The charges apparently stem from a May 24th incident… Continue Reading »

The Law does not Discern

Can anybody be stopped, cited and even charged with Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”)? In short … “yes”. Just ask college football players Darryl Stonum and Nate Montana. The key, however, is what one does after getting a DUI. Darryl Stonum recently – with the assistance of a qualified DUI attorney – entered a plea deal to a… Continue Reading »