The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) calls their program “X52.” What does “X52” mean? Extra DUI patrols every weekend of the year. The WTSC has given local law enforcement agencies $450,000 to fund extra patrols on the weekends in order to reduce speeding and DUI car accidents which cause so many fatalities and serious injuries.
In Washington state, every year approximately 250 people are killed due to driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. More than 40,000 motorists are arrested for DUI offenses every year in our state.
What are the penalties for DUI drivers?
- license suspension
- jail time
- up to $5,000 in fines
- ignition interlock devices
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in car accidents caused by drunk drivers and the families of those killed. We aggressively represent drunk driving victims so that they can be fully compensated for their losses.