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Drunk Driving Archives

Wrong-way driver hits four cars and kills one person

People who have been convicted of drunk driving seem to have difficulty in controlling the behavior that got them in trouble. A recent head-on collision on I-5 in Shohomish County involved an allegedly intoxicated driver who, according to police, had a long history of prior alcohol-related violations.

Driver faces DUI charge after hitting another car and restaurant

Closed circuit television cameras have become so commonplace in modern commerce that their presence is often overlooked unless their lenses may have captured an accident or crime. In a recent two-vehicle accident in Woodland, Washington, surveillance cameras captured almost every second of the incident. This resulted in police issuing drunk driving charges against one man.

Alcohol blamed for 3-vehicle accident on I-84 in Gresham

Alcohol is commonly blamed for multi-vehicle traffic accidents, but usually only one driver is charged with an alcohol-related traffic violation. A three-vehicle accident on I-84 in Gresham has the unusual distinction of involving two allegedly intoxicated drivers.

Teen accused of drunk driving after 3-car accident on Highway 14

Penalties for drunk driving in Washington are severe enough by themselves, but when the accused is a teenager, a conviction for drunk driving can have disastrous consequences for the accused's entire life. A recent accident in Vancouver on Highway 14 is allegedly the result of drunk driving by an 18-year-old teenager.

Intoxicants blamed for wrong-way driver on I-5

One of the significant hazards posed by drivers who are intoxicated is a wrong-way collision on a divided highway. Given the number of visual clues that are available to tell a driver that they are driving in the wrong direction, the occurrence of wrong-way driving always seems to be prevalent. A recent arrest by the Oregon State Police shows how an allegedly drunk driver can appear to be completely detached from reality.

Twenty-year-old drunk driver kills two in head-on crash

Many people in Oregon do not realize that the penalties for DUI increase dramatically in an accident that causes death or serious bodily injury. A young woman from Canby, Oregon, is now facing these consequences as the result of a head-on collision that police blame on the woman's drunk driving.

DUI crashes kill three and injures six

Divided highways are designed in part to minimize head-on collisions. Highway 14 in Vancouver is such a roadway, but, on the morning of February 11, two separate head-on collisions on Highway 14 took the lives of three people and injured six others. Both accidents have been preliminarily blamed on drunk driving.

Alcohol blamed for 3-vehicle collision in Vancouver

Driving under the influence of alcohol has been preliminarily blamed by Washington State police as the cause of a 3-vehicle accident. The accident happened on Highway 500 near its intersection with I-205 on Feb. 2, 2018. The driver who initiated the collision has been charged with drunk driving.

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