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January 19, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Suspected drunken driver arrested after freeway crash in Snoqualmie

A woman described by police as suicidal was arrested last night for investigation of DUI after she crashed her car in Snoqualmie, according to Issaquah police. Police responded to a business in the 22500 block of Southeast 64th Place in Issaquah just after 7:30 p.m. after the 31-year-old woman made suicidal threats to her therapist. When officers tried to talk to…

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September 10, 2012 at 10:04 AM

364 busted during King County DUI campaign

A total of 364 motorists were arrested for investigation of driving under the influence in King County during a recent enforcement emphasis, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Statewide, 1,603 drivers were arrested during the “Drive Hammered, Get Nailed” campaign, which ran from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3. Last year, the number of DUI arrests in King County during the…

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August 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM

New Washington law for DUI blood draw

The Associated Press A new law that took effect Aug. 1 in Washington allows State Patrol troopers to have blood drawn from drunken driving suspects, even if they won’t give it voluntarily. Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins says this allows repeat drunken driving cases to be handled as felonies from the time of arrest. Felony DUI carries a…

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February 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Seattle police sergeant arrested for DUI

A Seattle police sergeant was arrested last weekend for investigation of drunken driving. The officer, identified as Joe Fountain, was pulled over by Seattle police after they saw him commit a series of traffic violations just before midnight Friday, according to a department statement. The officers recognized the driver as an SPD sergeant, who they suspected…

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