In a recent article by seattlepi.com, DUI hotspots in Seattle are highlighted, revealing the city’s top 6 intersections for DUI arrests.
The data comes from Project Know, which is an organization that helps connect people to addiction treatment resources. Project Know released a study that tracked 2,734 DUI arrests occurring throughout 2015, looking at the locations where DUI arrests happened most frequently.
The organization notes that there really aren’t any safe place for drunk drivers. There may be identified hotspots, but DUI arrests can occur anywhere, including less populated areas. More importantly, drunk drivers are putting their lives in danger and endangering the lives of those around them.
Project Know identifies the 6 intersections in Seattle where the most DUI arrests occurred in 2015. It is noteworthy that 15th Avenue is included in 3 of the 6 locations. The graphic below depicts the 6 intersections identified and highlighted by Project Know:
If you are pulled over for a DUI, what you do next may have significant impact. Please review our tips for what to do if you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Washington State:
- Pull over to the right as safely as possible, as soon as you see a police car trying to pull you over. Turn off your radio, put your car in park, and have your license, registration, and insurance ready when the officer approaches.
- Be polite to the officer
- Don’t admit to drinking or using any substances. Do not answer questions about where you came from or anything else. If the officer asks, stay silent or tell him you would prefer to speak to an attorney before answering questions. Admission can be used against you later in court, but your silence or request for counsel cannot.
- Don’t complete field tests. Drivers have no obligation to submit to any field sobriety tests or answer any questions by the officer. Until you are officially detained and charged with a DUI, you have the right to refrain from all of this. The officer is looking for evidence against you and it is never a good idea to give it to them. See our web link for more detailed information about declining field sobriety tests.
- Don’t answer any questions without speaking to legal counsel first. Again, they are looking for evidence against you.
- Do I take the official breath test at the station? Under Washington State’s Implied Consent Law, you have already consented to breath or blood test. Ask to speak with an attorney before you take the test. The consequences of refusing the tests are often harsher than the consequences of taking them.
- Ask to contact your attorney as soon as possible and contact our DUI Law Firm immediately for a Free Legal Consultation. We are available by phone 24/7. Keep our number in your phone or wallet and insist on calling us. We will advocate for you through this confusing and emotional process and help you reach the best possible outcome.
- If you are under 21 and arrested for a DUI, there are other factors to be aware of. See our web link for additional information about Minor DUI in the State of Washington.
These are significant charges and you should not try to tackle them without experienced counsel to advise you appropriately and advocate on your behalf.