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Spokane DUI Arrests

In Washington State there are usually around 30 thousand DUI arrests each year. Washington State has not seen an increase in the number of DUI arrests since the voters decided to permit the sales of hard alcohol in large grocery stores. Arrests for DUI in Spokane are more common around the holidays and other times that the police have "emphasis patrols."

Person arrested for DUI in Spokane are often curious as to whether their arrest will be made public. Usually the arrest information is not published online or in the newspapers. However newspapers do often write stories about public officials or celebrities that are arrested for DUI in Spokane. When a person is arrested for DUI, the police will sometimes hold the individual in custody until he or she is seen by a judge. Other times the police will release the individual after a breath sample is given on the BAC.

The police will consider whether a person was cooperative and whether the person has other prior DUI arrests. For DUI arrests made in Spokane over the weekend, the individual is usually directed to see the judge on Monday at 3 p.m. After a DUI arrest, the court will set conditions of release and will inquire as to whether a person will be hiring a lawyer or requesting a public defender.

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