The summer months are the busiest months for the Washington State Patrol in nabbing drunk drivers. As a result, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) is planning to start their summertime DUI emphasis patrols beginning July 1.
While DUI checkpoints are illegal in Washington State, the WSP can still target drunk drivers by simply increasing the number of officers on the roads, working with local law enforcement, and paying special attention to the signs of drunk driving.
Along with the summertime DUI emphasis patrols by the WSP, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) also announced that they are launching their "Drive High, Get a DUI" campaign starting early July. This campaign will coincide with the state allowing certain retail stores to sell marijuana for recreational use. The WTSC anticipates that with increased access to pot, there will be more drivers on the road under the influence of the drug.
The "Drive High, Get a DUI" campaign will feature a series of humorous television ads like a helpless young man trying to barbecue some meat but being completely unable to operate the grill. In another video, another young man is trying to shoot free throws during a pick up basketball game, but instead endlessly dribbles the basketball as the other players look at each other in confusion. The WTSC hopes that with increased knowledge on the affects that marijuana can have on your every day activities, drivers will think twice before getting behind the wheels high.
Contact a Seattle DUI Attorney
With increased patrols and emphasis on DUIs during the summer months, you may be wrongly accused of a DUI. In these cases, you will want to work with an experienced DUI attorney to learn your defenses and options. To discuss the specifics of your case, contact an attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense by calling 425-284-2000.