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Not Everyone Can Practice What They Preach: MADD President Pleads Guilty of DUI

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jan 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The end of this summer, David Griffin, former police officer and the President of Prince Edward Island’s Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada, pled guilty to impaired driving and resigned from his leading position at MADD. Griffin, however, was not the first MADD president to be caught driving under the influence, as four years prior, former president of a Florida Chapter was found in a very similar situation. Still, in Canada, DUI charges are taken very seriously -- often with stricter laws than seen here in the United States, including Washington State.

Drunk Kitsap County Deputy not Arrested

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jan 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

In early October 2015, Sergeant Jim Porter of Kitsap County was found intoxicated in his car by two Poulsbo Police Officers. Controversy regarding how the Poulsbo police handled the Sergeant’s alleged drunken condition is arising as new evidence has been released from the officers’ body cameras. Although Sergeant Porter was not found physically driving the vehicle, many are claiming he received preferential treatment when instead he should have been detained and charged.

Mandatory Jail for a DUI conviction in Washington

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Apr 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

Any person who is convicted of DUI jail faces mandatory jail time.  Even on a first offense.  It is a minimum of 24 hours consecutive for cases where there is no breath test result or it is under .15, or 48 hours consecutive in jail for a person convicted of DUI with a reading of .15 or above or ...

Seattle July 4th DUI Patrols

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jul 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

The July 4th holiday is known for fireworks and booze. While it may be okay to legally enjoy both, revelers who celebrate the holiday in the Seattle and King County areas should be aware that local and state enforcement agencies will be out in force looking for impaired drivers. The summer month...

Man Arrested for DUI in Electric Shopping Cart

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jul 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

An Alaska man was charged with a DUI after being arrested for drunk driving in a motorized shopping cart, reports The Washington Times. Along with the DUI charge, 63-year-old Merrill Moses was also charged with trying to make a getaway with stolen cookies and cake mix. Moses was reportedly well-...

Erin Brockovich Charged With BUI

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jun 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Noted environmental activist Erin Brockovich was charged with boating under the influence after she was arrested in Lake Mead, Nevada. The 52-year-old Brockovich will face misdemeanor BUI charges after she allegedly got into a heated argument with her husband at a marina near the Hoover Dam, rep...

'Teen Mom' Farrah Abraham Strikes DUI Plea Deal

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jun 09, 2013 | 0 Comments

Farrah Abraham reportedly reached a plea deal with prosecutors in Nebraska allowing the reality television star to avoid jail. The former star of MTV's "Teen Mom" was arrested earlier this year after testing for a blood alcohol level of 0.147 or nearly twice the legal limit in her home state of ...

Silverdale Man Arrested for DUI Twice in 24 Hours

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Apr 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Silverdale man Edward Yedinak was reportedly arrested for two DUIs in the span of 24 hours, writes the Kitsap Sun. In the first incident on April 5th, police responded to a call of a reckless driver. As deputies responded to the call, the 54-year-old Yedinak nearly ran down an officer before he ...

Lawmakers Consider Sobriety Checkpoints in Washington

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Apr 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

New drunk driving laws are typically prompted by tragedy and that appears to be the case with the recent deaths of two pedestrians who were plowed into by a repeat drunk driver. Mark Mullan was busted for three DUIs in just the past few months. He was required to have an ignition interlock devic...

Death of Pedestrians Could Spark Stricter DUI Laws

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Apr 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every time there is a well publicized drunk driving tragedy, there will be a clamor for new and stricter DUI laws. The fact is Mark Mullan had no business driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock device. There were laws in place to prevent the man from driving drunk. However, those laws w...

Teaching an Old Drug Sniffing Dog New Tricks?

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Apr 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

The passage of I-502 made recreational marijuana use legal in Washington for adults. As a result, police departments across the state including the Seattle Police Department are no longer training their dogs to detect marijuana, reports KATU. The departments reasoned that dogs alerting their han...

Does Sammamish Have an Underage Drinking Problem?

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Apr 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

Almost half of the drivers arrested for a DUI in Sammamish are underage, reports Q13 Fox. City police chief Nate Elledge says that an amazing 40 percent of all DUI arrests last year were for drivers under the age of 21. And of this group, many were under the age of 18. We all know that individu...

Criminal Charges You Could Face on Top of a DUI

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Apr 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you've been arrested for a DUI in the Washington and Seattle areas, you may already know that you face criminal drunk driving charges. However, a DUI charge may just be the start of your problems. That's because many drunk drivers may also be in violation of other laws that are closely relat...

UW's Austin Seferian-Jenkins Busted for DUI

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Mar 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The star tight end for the University of Washington football team was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving in the University District over the weekend. Austin Seferian-Jenkins was allegedly driving a vehicle with several passengers in it when he was pulled over late Saturday night, reports Th...

Backseat Driver in Virginia Arrested for DUI

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Feb 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

An actual backseat driver in Virginia has been charged with a DUI. You might be wondering how someone in the back of the car can be charged with driving under the influence. Well, apparently 23-year-old Brandi Snow Williams was able to grab the steering wheel from the back seat of the car she wa...

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