Wenatchee Valley Experiences Spike in Daytime DUIs

Over the past week, Washington State Patrol has noticed a recent spike in the number of drunk driving accidents that have occurred during the daytime. There have been five accidents in the past six days, which State Patrol Troopers consider “anomalous.” According to the NHTSA, only 18% of fatal car accidents during the day are alcohol related.

Individuals who drink heavily the night before wake up, still intoxicated, and get in their cars to drive home. On average, the human body metabolizes about one drink per hour. If your blood alcohol content is the legal limit, 0.08, it would take you about 6 hours for the alcohol to leave your system. Those who attempt to “sleep it off” in 3 or 4 hours are likely still impaired when they wake up and may not be sober enough to drive. If you wake up drunk, have a cup of coffee or taking a shower in the morning will not cause the alcohol to leave your body quicker.

Arrested For a DUI? Contact us Today

Being pulled over and arrested for a DUI is always a frightening and stressful ordeal, regardless of the time of day. If you’ve spent the night out drinking and find yourself facing DUI charges, the first step is retaining aggressive and effective representation.

As a Snohomish County DUI Lawyer from the Law Office of Mark W. Garka, PLLC, I have been protecting clients from DUI penalties for nearly 15 years. Before defending clients, I worked as a prosecutor – my experience with both sides of the law makes me uniquely qualified to handle even the toughest DUI cases.

I represent clients throughout Snohomish County in a number of DUI cases including DOL hearings, felony DUIs and marijuana DUIs. Call my office today at (888) 252-1961 to learn how I can help.