Category: General News
New Plan To Beef Up Drunk Driving Penalties
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee and a bipartisan group of lawmakers have unveiled a plan that would make changes to the state's impaired driving laws, including arrest on the first offense and mandatory jail time if offenders don't enroll in a sobriety program after a second arrest. The measure announced yesterday also would prohibit people from purchasing alcohol for 10 years after a third conviction for drunken driving. The legislation comes in the wake of two recent fatal accidents.