Washington State Marijuana DUI Arrests Up 50 Percent

The Washington State Patrol normally stops about 1,000 motorists annually for driving under the influence of marijuana.

According to data released by the WSP in November, about 745 drivers tested positive for marijuana in just the last six months. If that average continues, it would mean just under 1,500 drivers in 2013, about a 50 percent increase over 2012.

Of the 745 drivers, 420 were above the state’s legal limit of 5 nanograms of active marijuana per milliliter of blood.

Washington state has been devoting enormous resources to the Target Zero Program, which began in 2010. Target Zero is a plan to reduce DUI traffic fatalities to 0 by the year 2030.

If you or someone you know have been stopped, questioned, or arrested for driving under the influence, the first call you should make is to a qualified DUI defense attorney. We are available 24/7 on our on-call attorney line at (253) 217-4849