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Washington ranks 'average' on MADD report on fighting drunk drivers

Posted by Unknown | Mar 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Washington has one of the highest DUI fatality rates in the country.  The state has only received 3 of 5 stars in its fight against drunk drivers.

According to MADD's report, “The state needs a better child endangerment law, legalization of sobriety checkpoints and utilization of no-refusal activities to further crack down on drunk driving.”

Washington had 20,000 arrests of 3-time DUI offenders in 2009, and 2,100 5-time offenders.  The state is listed as average in its laws to fight drunk driving.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence, contact Seattle DUI defense lawyers of Cowan Kirk Gaston Law Firm by calling 866-822-1230 today.

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