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'Drive High, Get a DUI Campaign' Begins

Posted by William Kirk, Partner | Jun 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) officially began their "Drive high, or get a DUI" campaign, reports KXLY.com. The WTSC is beginning its campaign by airing three different television ads that use humor in depicting the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana.

The gist of the three ads will be that if you are high, you won't necessarily be as good at an activity as you think you are -- and this will be evident to everyone but yourself. For example, you won't be able to play basketball or grill on a barbecue while high as you might dribble forever or forget to use propane in the grill. The audience will then be reminded that you won't be able to drive while high as well.

Beyond funny commercials, Washington State Troopers are also being trained on looking out for the signs of a driver under the influence of marijuana. The timing of the campaign coincides with the start of recreational marijuana sales in Washington. Authorities are preparing for the possible increase in driving while high with the potential increased accessibility to the drug.

Contact a King County DUI Attorney

Washington driving under the influence of marijuana laws are relatively new. As a result, you will want to work with an experienced attorney to fully understand the charges being brought against you and to learn your possible defenses if you are arrested in the King County area. If you have been caught in a drive high or get a DUI campaign, you can reach experienced counsel by contacting Cowan Kirk Gaston Wolff at 1-866-822-1230.

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William Kirk, Partner

Bill Kirk has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics Magazine every year since 2003. He currently serves on the Board of Regents to the National College for DUI Defense and is the President of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice. Bill is one of only two attorneys in this state to pass the National College's Board Certification Exam.

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