Labor Day weekend is still a week away. However, local law enforcement is already cracking down on drunk driving for the final holiday of the summer season, reports King 5 News.
As part of the national movement to reduce drunk driving that started on August 16th, the Washington State Patrol has already stepped up its personnel assigned to look for impaired drivers. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign that started last week will continue until the end of the Labor Day weekend.
The national campaign coincides with the statewide movement in Washington to stop drunk driving that began Memorial Day and lasted throughout the summer. The summer months have been historically linked to drunk driving due to factors like individuals being home from school, barbecues, vacations, and other summer activities.
In Washington, drunk driving is the leading cause of death on the roadways. Over 200 people died last year as a result of DUI crashes in the state. And Labor Day has historically been one of the riskiest days.
With increased patrols over the next week, the chances are higher that you or someone you know may be pulled over for a suspected DUI in the Seattle or King County areas. If you have been charged with the crime, it is important that you work with a DUI attorney to fight for your rights.
The penalties for a DUI can be severe including monetary fines, license suspensions, requirement to install an ignition interlock device, and even jail time. That's why you will want an experienced advocate on your side. Contact the Seattle DUI defense attorneys at Wolff Criminal Defense to learn how we can help you. Call us at 425-284-2000 to schedule a consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.