Like many regions surrounding Seattle in all directions, University Place is primarily suburban with businesses of varying types and convenient locations on Puget Sound’s waterfront. University Place was actually originally formed in the 1800s when North Tacoma’s University of Puget Sound, bought local land in the area for the construction of a new campus. Instead, they ended up selling the land, and the area was still unincorporated until late 1995 when University Place became an actual city in Pierce County.
Like most areas in around Seattle / Tacoma, new incoming residents and business travelers alike have a variety of hotels and restaurants from which to choose, and with waterfront attractions, recreational facilities and dining options at people’s disposal, alcohol will be sold and consumed at these establishments, as one would typically expect.
Back in 2008, 182 people were killed in Washington State in accidents where at least one driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or above – and according to updated statistics, that number has grown considerably and they’ve grown consistently across almost all towns and regions in the state. When comparing apples to apples based on regional population, DUI infractions are no less prevalent in smaller towns than the larger adjacent cities, simply because there are fewer people. Whether you are stopped for driving under the influence in University Place or anywhere else for that matter, you’re going to need the expertise and experience of an attorney who knows the law, understands your rights and will do all that is possible to defend and protect you in your DUI circumstances.
Hester Law Group’s team of expert DUI attorneys possesses the knowledge and experience to defend you in any DUI/DWI case in and around University Place. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today to explain your situation and we would be happy to be of assistance.