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Published on Friday, February 21, 2014

DUI legislation update

This year legislators again focused on impaired driving laws, hoping to reduce the number of fatalities in Washington. We outlined a number of bills earlier this session, but only two have passed the most recent cut-off.

  • SB 6413 expands the definition of prior offense to include any conviction of driving with alcohol or THC in the system whether it’s a car, boat, aircraft, ATV or snowmobile.
  • SB 6415 Currently a person could serve multiple DUI offenses concurrently, which means at the same time. This would change it so anyone convicted of felony DUI would have to serve those sentences back-to-back.

Both bills are scheduled for public hearing at 8am on February 21 in the House Public Safety Committee.

Categories: Law & justice, Liquor