Sunday, July 31, 2011

Seafair Emphasis Patrol Begins!

Numerous agencies will once again use Mercer Island as their base for the annual emphasis DUI patrols on the roads and in the water for the Seafair hydroplane races and air show next weekend.

A temporary 60-foot dock is being installed at Proctor Landing as part of the facilities set up for the weekend. Also to be part of the complex are the Washington State Patrol’s Mobile Impaired Driving Unit, fenced-off areas for detention of those under the influence or for other crimes, a prisoner support vehicle to transport the worst offenders and a command center coordinating the patrols. Members of the King County Prosecutor’s Office will also be on scene to help with any legal issues and for case preparation. If you are arrested for a DUI in Seattle, contact the Seattle DUI Lawyer at SQ Attorneys immediately.

The efforts seem to be working. In 2010, There were 59 boating under the influence arrests (down from 148 in 2007 and 110 in 2009). But DUI numbers stayed steady, with 54 arrests in 2010 (there were 56 in 2007 and 53 in 2009).

Along with Mercer Island Police and Marine Patrol, other agencies that are part of the emphasis this year on Lake Washington are King County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol, Seattle Police and Harbor Patrol, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Patrol.

If you or a loved one is faced with a DUI charge in Western Washington, you deserve the assistance of a reputable and qualified Seattle DUI attorney who will relentlessly defend your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI lawyer who has an intimate understanding of Washington DUI laws and the legal issues that could win your case. You deserve a Seattle DUI attorney who is not afraid to stand up against the prosecution and aggressively fight for your rights and interests. SQ Attorneys is the right Western Washington DUI law firm for the job. Call for a free initial consultation – (206) 441.0900 (Seattle); (425) 998-8384 (Eastside) – it will be the best decision you make all day.

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