If you're arrested by a Kent police officer within city limits, you will be taken to the Kent Police Department for administration of a breath test. Typically, you will be released after the breath test is completed.
The Police Department has a traffic unit comprised of 6 officers and one supervisor. The Kent Police Department is located at 220 4th Ave South in Kent. The Chief of Police for the City of Kent is Ken Thomas.
NOTE: Unlike many other jurisdictions, Kent has their own jail which holds up to 100 inmates. People who must serve time at the Kent Jail may be eligible for one of their several alternative programs (including work release and house arrest).
You are not given a citation or notice of a court date, as a Kent DUI charge is filed via investigation. The officer will complete their report and submit it to the City of Kent prosecutor for review and filing of charges. Once DUI charges are filed, the court sets an arraignment date and will mail out a notice.
The City of Kent employs several prosecutors and the head prosecutor is Ms. Tami Perdue. Kent Municipal Court is located at 1220 Central Avenue South. Court is held Monday through Friday.
The two presiding judges for Kent Municipal Court are the Honorable Anthony David Gipe and the Honorable Michael R. Frans.
Kent DUI Statistics
- 4,276 traffic stops.
- 433 DUI and Physical Control charges filed.
First Half of 2012:
- 244 DUI and Physical Control charges filed.
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