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Seattle Prepares to Combat Halloween DUI Statistics

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Oct 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Halloween is a time for letting loose with friends and reveling in the excitement of costume parties, haunted houses and assorted sweets. But each year, drunk driving arrests spike on Halloween night. If history is any indication, police in Seattle and surrounding cities will be on high alert, and they’ll be looking for any signs of possible intoxication.

If you plan to engage in Halloween revelry with friends or relatives this Wednesday night, have a great time, but remember to be safe and use common sense. Between 2008 and 2010, 581 arrests were made in Pierce and King Counties on Halloween night, and last year, local law enforcement agencies ramped up their efforts on Halloween night as part of the state’s Washington State Target Zero goal, which seeks to eliminate all fatal and serious injury crashes by 2030.

If you do plan on drinking on Halloween night, find a designated driver, or if the festivities are taking place at a friend’s home, make arrangements to stay there for the night. Don’t take the risk of driving while impaired. It’s just not worth it. You may also consider the use of public transportation or a cab service, as advised by the Public Health Department.

"Impaired drivers are the scariest things on our roads this weekend," Dr. David Fleming, Seattle & King County Public Health Director, told at this time last year. "Treat everyone to a fun and safe Halloween by driving sober or planning a safe ride home. Designate a sober driver, ride a bus or use cabs..."

We understand that despite your best efforts, DUI arrests can still occur. If you have found yourself on the receiving end of a DUI charge, whatever the reason, you have a right to expert legal representation. You can’t beat a DUI charge without qualified attorney on your team, so hire an aggressive legal team to fight on your behalf.

At Wolff Criminal Defense, our highly-qualified Seattle DUI lawyers work tirelessly to level the legal playing field on behalf of our clients. If you have been charged with DUI, give us a call today to discuss your case. A Washington State DUI conviction can carry massive fines, license suspension, mandatory ignition interlock and even jail time, so don’t wait another minute. Call Wolff Defense today at 425-284-2000.

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Aaron J. Wolff

A former DUI prosecutor, Aaron Wolff has over 18 years of experience in representing people accused of DUI and is recognized as one of the leading defense lawyers in Washington State. His relentless and passionate advocacy has lead to superb ratings and outstanding reviews from former clients.


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