Monthly Archives: July 2011

Only in New York?

Mary Richardson Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s wife, was arrested and cited for driving under the influence (“DUI”) on August 21, 2010 in Hudson Valley, New York. Ms. Kennedy was initially pulled over for speeding on the Taconic State Parkway. After investigating, police determined that her ability to drive a motor vehicle was impaired due… Continue Reading »

From the Annals of it Could Happen to Anyone

A King County Drug Court Diversion Program case manager was recently arrested and charged with driving under the influence – not just once, but twice. Drug court diversion program case managers are intermediaries between treatment agencies and the drug court; they collect information about how patients are progressing and present it to the court. Case… Continue Reading »

Hailey's Law in Effect come Friday

Hailey’s Law, approved by the Washington State Legislature earlier this year, goes into effect this Friday, July 22, 2011. The law places a mandatory 12-hour impound requirement on any vehicle driven by a person arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Washington State. Effectively, this means that a vehicle driven by a DUI suspect… Continue Reading »

Pop Rocker and MVP DUI'd

Two more public figures were recently arrested for Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”). It just goes to show, it is not just the common folk who get stopped for drinking and driving. On May 1, 2011, 61 year old singer/ actor Rick Springfield was stopped for speeding on Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California; he… Continue Reading »

Holiday Emphasis Patrols

As it seems for all holidays these days, the Washington State Patrol has increased its emphasis on DUI’s for the 4th of July weekend by way of its “Target Zero” specialty unit. Target Zero looks for people driving aggressively, or who appear distracted or impaired. It is argued that holiday weekends see more drivers on… Continue Reading »