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December 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Anti-DUI work group: Yes to random checkpoints, no to alcohol bans

A new report suggests that Washington state should fight drunken driving by increasing penalties and establishing random sobriety checkpoints. But another idea floated after a high-profile tragedy last spring, banning repeat DUI offenders from buying alcohol, was nearly universally dismissed. The 2013 Washington Impaired Driving Work Group delivered the 152-page report Monday. The 33-member group, created by the Legislature this…

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June 27, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Victim of high-profile crash: State’s DUI bill doesn’t go far enough

The man whose family was devastated by a crash that propelled state lawmakers to consider tightening state DUI laws says he doesn’t think their final product does enough to address the problem. Dan Schulte, whose parents were killed and wife and infant son critically injured March 25 when a truck slammed into them as they crossed…

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0 Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Dan Schulte, drunken driving, DUI