Monthly Archives: February 2012

To Fire or Rehire, That is the Question

Getting a DUI in Washington State is not the end of the world. Just ask a Spokane police sergeant who was fired in 2009 after driving drunk while off duty; the officer hit a pickup and he thereafter left the scene of the accident. Word has it that now the officer is not only likely… Continue Reading »

Seattle Police Sgt. Recently Arrested for DUI

The Seattle Police Department recently confirmed that a city police sergeant was arrested earlier this month for investigation of drunken driving. Dispatch records indicate that Sgt. Joe Fountain was stopped early on February 11, 2012 after a report that a vehicle was being driven erratically. Records show the car was an unmarked Seattle Police Department… Continue Reading »

DUI Conviction Tossed Over Language Barrier

Everyone who is stopped and arrested for DUI in Washington has the right to make a knowing and intelligent decision to take (or not) a breath and/or blood test. Before deciding to take (or not) a breath and/or blood test an individual is notified of his rights pursuant to RCW 46.20.308. The information contained in… Continue Reading »