Last week, a new law was passed in the Washington Legislature that would require officers to tow and impound the vehicles of people who are arrested for drunk driving for at least 12 hours.
The law was created after a woman was arrested for drunk driving in 2007 but was allowed to return to her vehicle immediately after the arrest. The woman then caused an accident that seriously injured another person and that person filed a $5 million lawsuit against the Washington State Patrol.
Officers say that this law will prevent drivers from getting into their cars before they have sobered up, thereby preventing drunk driving accidents.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI, please contact the Seattle DUI defense lawyers of the Cowan Kirk Gaston Law Firm at 866-822-1230.