Friday, November 29, 2013

WSP DUI "I-5 Challenge" in full swing this weekend

Over this Thanksgiving weekend you may see more law enforcement officers on I-5 in King County, WA. This is the result of the "I-5 Challenge" outlined by the Washington State Patrol.  Between Wednesday and Monday, the State Patrol is conducting the "I-5 Challenge," encouraging drivers to get through the Thanksgiving Holiday extended weekend with zero fatalities on Interstate 5. 

Last year over the Thanksgiving Weekend there were over 350 DUI arrests, with many of those coming in King County.  And on average the past 5 years almost 50 people have died in DUI related accidents during the Holiday season.  

First things first.  Nowadays even having a sip of alcohol and driving can result in a DUI arrest.  Especially in places like King County where Prosecutors are filing DUI charges at a rapid pace never seen before.  So it is best to not even put yourself in that position.  Heck I'd rather have my car get towed, pay a cab fee that costs a couple hundred dollars, even stay a night at an expensive downtown Seattle hotel rather than go through the DUI process.

But if you do find yourself on the wrong end of a DUI investigation here in King County.  Then there are a few things to keep in mind.  Be polite, be polite, and be polite.  And lastly ask to speak with an attorney immediately.  Nothing will result in a DUI arrest quicker than being a jerk to the arresting officer, or doing something stupid that a DUI lawyer could have told you not to do.  Be safe out there from Leyba Defense PLLC, and Happy Holidays!

About the author: Matthew A Leyba is a DUI lawyer in Seattle.  His practice focuses on representing those charged with DUI and other traffic related offenses.  He has been voted as a Rising Star among Seattle DUI lawyers by the Seattle Met Magazine, and is rated as a 10/10 by

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