Monday, September 30, 2013

Woman Arrested Twice for DUI within Three Hours

A woman has been arrested for driving drunk twice within a 3-hour period. The first arrest came after she plowed into the front of a Black Diamond store. Police say 58-year-old Laura Kelsch wasn't hurt and no one else was either. Surveillance video of the crash showed officers giving her a field sobriety test and police say she was three-times the legal limit -- at noon. Police believe Kelsch was heading to the liquor store next door. Instead, she was taken to the Enumclaw jail, but it was full so they took her back home and released her. But within a half hour, she's returned to buy alcohol. Her car had been impounded from the crash, but officers say she returned to the liquor store driving her husband's truck. She was arrested a second time. Just two years ago, Hailey's Law was passed requiring cars of suspected drunk drivers be impounded so they can't drive it for the next 12 hours. But in this case, Kelsch drove a different vehicle the second time. "Yes, it's unfortunate but she made that decision," said Cmdr. Greg Goral with Black Diamond Police. "We did our part. The law is designed and we followed that part where that vehicle was impounded." Kelsch was back home last Friday after spending a night in jail on the second arrest, but didn't want to comment. Police say they cited Kelsch for two DUIs and she'll get a summons to appear in court soon. Now more than ever, one cited for DUI is well advised to hire a qualified Seattle DUI attorney as soon as possible. Driving Under the Influence allegations in Washington State are extremely serious, and can cause havoc on a person’s personal and professional life. Anyone charged with DUI in Washington State should immediately seek the assistance of a seasoned Seattle DUI lawyer. The Seattle DUI attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle DUI defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those arrested for DUI in Western Washington. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances.