Man Arrested for Alleged 11th DUI
SEATTLE (AP) — A 59-year-old suburban Seattle man has been arrested for what authorities say is his 11th arrest for driving under the influence.
Washington State Patrol Rick Johnson said in a news release that two troopers arrested Dean Hermsen of Renton early Friday after he stopped his vehicl…
Senate Passes Bill Making Fourth DUI a Felony
OLYMPIA  (AP) — The Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would make driving under the influence a felony if the driver has three or more prior offenses on their criminal record within 10 years.
Senate Bill 5037 passed Thursday and now heads to the House, where it has stalled in previo…
Harsher DUI Penalties Pass Washington House
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill that would require harsher penalties for people convicted of felony-level offenses for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol has unanimously passed the House.
House Bill 2280, approved Monday, would make a fourth DUI conviction within 10 years a Class B fe…
Three-Car Crash Possibly Caused by Driving Under the Influence
A three-car accident caused two collisions Monday on Summitview Avenue and Marble Road. Police said drugs or alcohol might have played a role in the crash. A 51-year old woman was taken to a Yakima hospital with injuries.
Authorities say the first car heading westbound on Summitview Avenue crossed th…

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