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May 2017 Archives

Refusing to take a breath test

In the state of Washington, motorists who hold a valid driver's license or who operate a vehicle within the state lines are deemed to have given consent to have a breath test conducted on them by law enforcement personnel when requested. If they do not submit to a breath test, they could face certain legal consequences.

David Hasselhoff's daughter charged with drunk driving

Washington residents may be interested to learn that actress Hayley Hasselhoff was taken into police custody on May 13 for driving under the influence. Hayley, the 24-your-old daughter of David Hasselhoff, has appeared in several television shows and movies, including "Sharknado." Her father has battled with alcohol and substance abuse issues publicly in the past.

Washington's zero-tolerance laws for minors and drunk driving

Minors may be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana in Washington even when their blood alcohol concentrations are lower than the allowed limits for drivers who are at or over the age of 21. If they are convicted of the offense, they may face serious penalties.

Study looks into the impact of ignition interlock laws

Washington is among the 26 states that mandate the installation of ignition interlock devices in the vehicles of all individuals convicted of DUIs. A recent survey suggests that the nation's roads would be safer if all states had such laws on their books. The study was conducted by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and it was published in the April 2017 issue of the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine."