Added DUI patrols will hit the streets of King, Snohomish, & Pierce counties this weekend for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. If you go out and drink, don't drive under any circumstances. Even if all you have a single pint of Guinness or a single Irish car bomb (yum). There is no such thing as the legal limit here in Washington state. You will get arrested regardless of how you do on the field sobriety tests, regardless of what you breath test, or regardless of how much you drink.
If you are investigated for DUI. Remember these 3 simple rules
- Ask to speak with an attorney before answering any questions
- Don't agree to perform any field sobriety tests
- Don't take a breath or blood test without speaking with an attorney
If you follow those rules then you will ensure that you have protected yourself as much as possible, and limited any incriminating evidence the police may gather. Below are the cities involved in the extra DUI patrols. This list was taken from the Seattle Times this morning.
"Law enforcement agencies participating in the added DUI patrols include police from Arlington, Auburn, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Burien, Clyde Hill, Covington, Des Moines, Duvall, Edmonds, Enumclaw, Everett, Federal Way, Fife, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Granite Falls, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Marysville, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Milton, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Newcastle, North Bend, the Port of Seattle, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma, Tukwila, Tulalip Tribal, University Place, and Woodinville."
About the author: Matthew Leyba is a Seattle DUI Attorney. His practice focuses on representing those accused of DUI and other alcohol related offenses. He is currently rated by Avvo as a Top DUI Attorney in Seattle, and was recently named a 2013 Rising Star in the field of DUI Defense by Superlawyers Magazine. An honor less than 2.5% of all Attorneys receive.