drunk driving laws http://kplu.org en On Anniversary Of DUI Crash In Seattle, Memorial Walk Held To Honor Victims http://kplu.org/post/anniversary-dui-crash-seattle-memorial-walk-held-honor-victims <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141337783&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>It was one year ago that repeat drunk driver Mark Mullan crashed into a family crossing a street in north Seattle, killing Judy and Dennis Schulte and critically injuring&nbsp; their daughter-in-law, Karina, and newborn grandson, Elias.</p><p>The tragedy prompted the Washington Legislature to pass <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/victim-prosecutor-say-new-dui-law-progress-not-enough">tougher drunk driving laws.&nbsp;</a></p><p>On the anniversary of the crash on Wednesday, a crowd gathered for a walk and rally in memory of Judy and Dennis Schulte.&nbsp; Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:17:37 +0000 Paula Wissel 15258 at http://kplu.org On Anniversary Of DUI Crash In Seattle, Memorial Walk Held To Honor Victims New Year Brings Sobriety Testing For Repeat Drunk Drivers http://kplu.org/post/new-year-brings-sobriety-testing-repeat-drunk-drivers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Repeat drunk drivers in Washington who get arrested in the new year may find themselves ordered to blow into a breathalyzer twice a day. Starting Jan. 1, three counties and two small cities will begin piloting a 24/7 sobriety program modeled after one in South Dakota.</span></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 12081 at http://kplu.org New Year Brings Sobriety Testing For Repeat Drunk Drivers Victim, Prosecutor Say New DUI Law Is Progress, But Not Enough http://kplu.org/post/victim-prosecutor-say-new-dui-law-progress-not-enough <div id="full_story" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 4px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Second-time drunk drivers in Washington will go directly to jail. They’ll also be required to get an ignition interlock device within five days.</span></p><p>Those are just two of the provisions in a sweeping new DUI measure signed into law Thursday. But already there are calls for even tougher penalties in the future.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:00:18 +0000 Austin Jenkins 9370 at http://kplu.org Victim, Prosecutor Say New DUI Law Is Progress, But Not Enough Crash victims' son, husband, father: 'Things need to change' http://kplu.org/post/crash-victims-son-husband-father-things-need-change <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">A Seattle man who lost his parents and whose wife and infant son were critically injured by a drunk driver says these tragedies must be stopped.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">"This is preventable and it should be prevented," said Dan Schulte at a news conference Tuesday. "I don't know what that means yet. I don't know if I'm going to dedicate my life to this cause, which I might, but I do know that things need to change."</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:35:09 +0000 Paula Wissel & The Associated Press 8620 at http://kplu.org Crash victims' son, husband, father: 'Things need to change' DUI court packed with offenders and repeat offenders http://kplu.org/post/dui-court-packed-offenders-and-repeat-offenders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sit in a courtroom where people are being arraigned on charges of driving under the influence, and you get an idea of the obstacles Washington lawmakers face in trying to pass tougher drunk driving laws.</span></p><p>I recently spent an eye-opening afternoon in Judge Mark Eide's courtroom in King County District Court in Burien. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:46:03 +0000 Paula Wissel 8501 at http://kplu.org DUI court packed with offenders and repeat offenders