Sunday, July 17, 2011

New law requires 12 hour impoundment after DUI arrest in Washington

On July 22, 2011 a new law goes into effect that will require all vehicles be impounded after the driver is arrested for DUI.  The State Legislature has approved this bill and it has been called Hailey's Law named after a Whatcom County woman who was injured in a head on collision with a drunk driver who had been released two hours prior and got back into their car.  The policy behind this legislation is to reduce these kinds of incidents in the future.

Read the article here.

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