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Demographics of Washington DUIs

DUI charges do not break evenly among the population, showing some demographic groups more represented than others. Depending on a person's age and gender, the likelihood of receiving a DUI charge either increases or decreases. While reported arrest figures certainly illustrate who is more frequently arrested for DUI, the law still applies to anyone in an applicable situation.

DUI charges can weigh immensely upon a person's professional prospects. To learn more about your defense options, contact the Seattle DUI lawyers of Cowan Kirk today by calling 866-822-1230.

Breathalyzer Data

In the state of Washington, it is unquestionably the case that the vast majority of DUI arrests involved male drivers and that the drivers who were aged 20 to 29 were more commonly arrested than those 30 and over. The following DUI statistics pertain to arrests in Washington during 2008:

  • 24,048 males were arrested
  • Individuals between 20 and 29 years of age accounted for 13,432 arrests
  • 7,223 females were arrested
  • Individuals over 30 years of age accounted for over 6,500 arrests comparatively
  • 83% of those pulled over for DUI submitted to a breathalyzer test

In part, these findings can be linked to social settings and pressures, as young adults are in a more alcohol-driven social culture than their older counterparts. It should also be noted that DUI arrests tend to increase along with population density, as in Seattle.

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If you have been charged with DUI, the punishments can ruin professional aspirations and limit your opportunities. To learn more about your rights as a defendant and how you can fight these charges, contact the Seattle DUI attorneys of Cowan Kirk at 866-822-1230 today.

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Cowan Kirk is known throughout Washington and the nation for representing all of its clients with commitment, creativity and compassion. We recognize how devastating a DUI charge can be, particularly when our clients learn how incredibly tough Washington's DUI laws have become, even for a first-time offender.

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