Lakewood, WA DUI
The town of Lakewood, WA in Pierce County is approximately 40 miles south of Seattle and less than 10 miles from Tacoma. As of 2010, the census bureau reported a population of roughly 58,000 residents with that number expected to increase by about 25% over the next ten years.
DUI arrests have increased nearly 300% between 1995 and 2014 throughout the state of Washington. This, coupled with the fact that the population of outer lying towns in and around the Seattle/Tacoma metropolitan is steadily rising, makes it easy to assume that motor vehicle accidents and DUI arrests will continue to rise.
The Washington State Drunk Driving thresholds are as follows:
All Drivers - Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Limit = 0.08%
In the State of Washington it is crime for ANY driver to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.08% and above.
Commercial Drivers - BAC LIMIT = 0.04%
It is a crime for commercial vehicle operators to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.04% or above.
Minors (under the age of 21) - BAC LIMIT = 0.02%
It is a crime for persons under 21 years of age to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.02% or above.
With the emergence and steady growth of industry and technology throughout the Seattle/Tacoma areas, and with more cars on the road each year, the Lakewood area (and other towns around it) will grow in its need for auto accident attorneys as well as experienced and successful DUI lawyers. The Hester Law Group provides experienced and talented attorneys to represent you and stand by your side at every court appearance.