DUI's in Washington State.
Washington State law requires anyone arrested for a second DUI charge be
taken to jail. Prosecution will result in an interlock system to be
installed on the suspect's car within 5 days of release. The suspect
will be required to submit to daily testing for alcohol and drugs, plus
electronic monitoring of people convicted of multiple drunken-driving
offenses as an alternative to incarceration. (This bill
was sponsored by Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley. Gov. Jay Inslee
called these tougher DUI standards "an important step in saving more
lives." Olympia, June 2013)
Declining Breath Tests. Spokane County has a zero-tolerance task force called “Refusing to be Refused.” Anyone who declines a breath test will have a judge called on the spot, and a warrant will be issued for a blood draw within minutes. More than 80% of drunk drivers in the U.S. refuse to take a breath test. Those who refuse in Spokane County will be hauled off to jail.