Well, well, well … it looks like even mythical figures with historical origins such as Santa Claus can commit crime. We all know Santa, right? He is the jolly fella who in many Western cultures brings gifts to the homes of well-behaved, “good” children in the late evening hours of December 24th and/or the early morning hours of December 25th … he is the one who uses a sleigh to get around, and goes down chimneys to gain entry into one’s abode.
On January 21, 2016, Santa Clause – as this man is legally named – was not operating a sleigh and there were no reindeer. Santa was operating a motorized car in eastern Washington, and he was arrested and cited for DUI. See Komo4’s story here: http://komonews.com/news/local/dont-tell-the-kids-wash-states-own-santa-arrested-for-dui . Apparently Santa admitted to having more than a couple beers before driving the wrong way down a city street. Santa allegedly blew almost twice Washington’s legal limit of .08. Luckily for this Santa, however, the prosecutor decided himself to be ‘Santa’ for a day, and gave his/her own gift by dropping the charge to Reckless Driving, which although is also a crime in Washington has less burdensome punitive qualities than does a DUI.
If you, like Santa, are ever arrested and cited for DUI in Washington State you should immediately seek the assistance of a Seattle DUI lawyer. A qualified and respected Seattle DUI attorney, among other things, can quite possibly save a person thousands of dollars in court and insurance fees, extent of loss of privilege to drive and amount of jail time to be served. Washington traffic laws are far too complicated for any ol’ attorney to handle. Be smart … hire a qualified and skilled Seattle DUI attorney when arrested for an alcohol and/or a drug related DUI in Washington State.