Stories tagged: impaired driving
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Washington to drivers: Put the cellphone down, don’t risk fourth DUI
New Washington laws increase penalty for drivers using a smartphone or driving under the influence.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
Report: Drugged driving bigger problem than drunken driving
Drug-impaired driving has become a bigger problem in the United States than drunken driving, and law enforcement officers need more training to identify it, while the public needs to know …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
276 stops made during weekend emphasis patrol in Moscow
The Moscow Police Department cracked down on distracted drivers this past weekend, making 276 traffic stops – and issuing citations in nearly a third of the stops – from Friday …
Mon., May 16, 2016
Getting There: Pot-related fatal crashes spike in Washington after legalization vote
Pot-related fatal crashes in Washington spiked upward after marijuana was voted legal in the fall of 2012
Mon., Aug. 24, 2015
Getting There: Gonzaga to offer staff, students free bus passes
Gonzaga University is joining other large organizations in the Spokane region to offer complimentary bus passes. Faculty, students and other staff will be eligible for the free passes starting in …
Thu., April 9, 2015, 12:05 p.m.
Impaired driving suspected in rollover crash injuring five teens
Five teens were injured Thursday morning in a one-vehicle rollover collision that appears to have been caused by impaired driving, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
Two years of legal marijuana mean revenue, but unexpected hurdles
Two years ago this weekend, pot became legal in Washington. Only for adults, only when consumed in private and only if it was grown, processed and sold by state-licensed stores. …
Tue., Jan. 21, 2014
Tougher DUI penalties proposed in Washington Legislature
OLYMPIA – Drunken drivers could face prison on their fourth conviction if the Legislature can find a way to pay for the extra burden on state prisons and county jails. …
Sun., April 1, 2012
Drunken-driving charges under many influences
Extra law enforcement patrols are often on the road to crack down on drunken driving, but frequently the charge of driving under the influence is reduced as cases play out …
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011
Batty arrested again for DUI
A retired Spokane firefighter with a history of impaired driving and a conviction for vehicular homicide was arrested again Thursday after a state trooper smelled alcohol on his breath. David …