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Busy First Weekend of October in Whatcom County

Posted by Steve Karimi | Oct 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Maybe folks over in Whatcom County were excited that October is finally here, meaning they could officially start attending Oktoberfest celebrations or super-early Halloween parties. But over the weekend of October 4 through October 7, local law enforcement officials reported that they made 20 DU...

Of Course This Story Happened in Florida

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Florida often gets mocked for the bizarre stories that seem to always happen there, but when you hear about a story like the following, it's pretty easy to understand why there's a meme of “Florida Man” on the internet. Last week a deputy in Nassau County, Florida saw a man and a woman traveling...

School Bus Driver Arrested for DUI

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Driving a school bus can be stressful. Not only do school bus drivers have to maneuver a very large bus through city streets and traffic, but they also have to do it all while dealing with loud and sometimes unruly children on board. But a Longview, Washington school bus driver found out the hard...

How Does Washington Rank in DUI Laws?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Sep 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you been charged and/or convicted of a DUI in the Seattle area and felt you were being subjected to some really tough penalties? There might be a good basis for your feelings. An in-depth report that was recently released ranked Washington as ninth in the country for having some of the stric...

Kitsap School Board Member Serves Jail Time for Second DUI

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Kitsap, Washington, a school board member served a day in jail after a second DUI arrest. Rebecca Diehl was involved in her first DUI back in 2016, and at that time she entered into a pretrial diversion agreement to avoid jail. But her second DUI this past April violated that pretrial diversio...

Crackdown on E-DUI in Effect

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In honor of the two-year anniversary of Governor Inslee signing the E-DUI law into effect, King County officials will be stepping up their patrols over a two-week period to crack down on those drivers who can't seem to put their smartphones away. From July 22 to August 2, 2019, King County will u...

E-Scooters and DUIs in Washington

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the popularity of craft beers exploding in the United States over the last twenty years, breweries have been popping up all across Washington. Right now there are an estimated 414 brewpubs in Washington, which is up from 281 in 2014. And there's another phenomenon coming to Seattle soon--ele...

What is the Impact of Utah’s New BAC Level?

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

On December 30, 2018, Utah became the first state in the country to lower its blood alcohol content (BAC) limit to .05 percent. This isn't the first time Utah has been the first state to lower its BAC: in 1983 Utah was the first state to lower its BAC from .10 to .08 percent. Despite having the ...

Supreme Court to Decide Wisconsin DWI Case

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

In May 2013, a police officer in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, stopped a man because of reports he was driving drunk. The officer found the man walking near a beach after having parked his car because he told the officer he felt he was “too drunk to drive.” Gerald Mitchell was given a roadside bre...

Seattle Man Charged With 17th DUI Case

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A 70-year old Seattle man, Dwight David Benson, has been charged with his 17th DUI case. His first DUI arrest occurred in 1984. Miraculously, no fatalities have resulted from any of his DUIs to date. Although his attorneys and family members have stressed in his prior cases that he is not a menac...

Man Arrested for DUI With Children in Vehicle

Posted by Steve Karimi | Apr 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Police have arrested man suspected of driving while intoxicated with three children in his car after crashing into a motorcycle and killing the rider. One of the children suffered facial injuries in the accident. The 36-year-old Lacey man was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide, vehi...

Commercial Vehicle Driver DUI

Posted by Steve Karimi | Apr 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

A tractor-trailer driver was recently arrested in Rhode Island and charged with driving under the influence. The 36-year-old commercial driver was pulled over after police received several 911 calls about a swerving semi truck. State troopers witnessed the driver cross several lanes of traffic an...

State Senators Considering Bill to Enhance DUI Laws

Posted by Steve Karimi | Mar 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

A bill that would change state DUI laws is making progress in the Washington legislature. Part of the bill, HB1504, is aimed at drivers with multiple DUI convictions and would elevate the fourth DUI arrest in 15 years to a felony. The current state law has a shorter, 10-year look-back period. The...

St. Patrick's Day Weekend DUI Arrests

Posted by Steve Karimi | Mar 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Washington State Patrol released data on the number of party-goers arrested for driving under the influence over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Pierce and Thurston counties claimed 35 total arrests including five collisions, and King County saw 59 arrests. Arrest data is still pending release fro...

​How to Explain Your DUI to Your Children

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jan 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Being charged with DUI brings out an array of feelings--fear, confusion, and possibly anger can surface in the aftermath of a charge. One of the most common feelings that follows the conviction of a DUI charge, however, is shame. How do you tell your parents? What will your friends and relatives ...

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