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Car collides with Seattle FD vehicle on its way to emergency

 

SEATTLE —

carcrashA silver Infiniti crashed into a Seattle Fire Department aid vehicle Saturday before 1 a.m. at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Cherry Street in downtown Seattle. The fire department vehicle was on its way to an emergency call when the collision occurred.

According to the Seattle FD, witnesses saw the Infiniti run a red light before it was hit by the aid unit.

The Seattle FD said the two firefighters in the aid vehicle and the four passengers in the Infiniti were taken to Harborview Medical Center after the crash. The firefighters were examined and later released.

The four passengers were men in their 20s. One man was in with serious condition, and the other three were in stable condition.


The patrol says the crash is under investigation.

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INTERMEDIATE DRIVER LICENSE GUIDELINES

 

RCW 46.20.075 * Effective July 1, 2001

 

Note: DOL Driver History check will show current restrictions from issue date

 

From issue date
Until age 18
First six MonthsAfter six months Until age 18
Restrictions on
Passengers:
No passengers under age 20 except immediade family membersNo more than 3 passengers under age 20 except immediate famliy members.
Restrictions on
Hours of Driving
No driving between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or licensed driver at least age 25.No driving between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or licensed driver at least age 25.

 

EXCEPTIONS:

 

* There are no restrictions on hours of driving or passengers if IDL holder is driving for agricultural purposes.

 

* There are no restrictions on hours of driving or passengers if after twelve months IDL holder is not involved in a collision, or has not been convicted of, or found to have committed a traffic offense.

 

PENALTIES:

 

Conviction of First Traffic Offense or IDL Violation:

 

* Court fine and Warning Letter sent to parent or guardian

 

Conviction of Second Traffic Offense or IDL Violation:

 

* Court fine and six-month suspension or until age 18

 

* Notice of Suspension sent to parent or guardian

 

Conviction of Third Offense or IDL Violation:

 

* Court fine and suspension until age 18

 

* Notice of Suspension sent to parent or guardian

IMPACT OF DUI:

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

                        

You can be found guilty of  driving under the influence (DUI) in two ways. The first is by a measurement of the levelof alcohol in your blood. Effective January 1, 1999, the legal blood alcohol limit was lowered from .10 to .08.  Yourblood alcohol level is the ratio of alcohol to blood and is measured by a test of your breath or blood. If it meets or exceeds .08 you can be found guilty without further evidence of impairment.

 

The second way you can be found guilty of a DUI is if you are under the influence of or affected by alcohol or any drug, or any combination. This applies to any illeagal drug, including all over the counter drugs and prescribed drugs that mightimpair your ability to drive.

 

Implied Consent

 

If you operate a motor vehicle in this state, then you have already given consent to have your breath or blood tested, if an officer has reasonable cause to believe that you have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is Washington's Implied Consent law. Therefore, if you refuse to take the test, your license will be revoked. The period of revocation ranges from one year for first-time offender to up to four years for certain repeat offenders.

 

Administrative License Suspension

 

If you are a minor and your test results are .02, or if you are an adult and your test result are over .08, your driver's license will be suspended. The Department of Licensing (DOL) will suspendyour driver's license even on your first DUI incident, regardless of the outcome of any criminal charges filed. These administrative sanctions are inposed in addition to any license suspension or revocation period ordered by the Court following a criminal conviction. Suspensions rangefrom 90 days for a first incident to three years for certain repeat offenders.

 

Vehicle Impound

 

If you are charged with driving while your license is suspended or revoked, your vehicle could impounded for up to 90 days and/or until all costs, fees, and court fines are paid.

 

Zero-Tolerance for Minors

 

If you are under age 21 your driver's license will be suspended if you are driving with evena small amount of alcohol in your system. A blood alcohol level .02 will result in a result in a driver's license suspension for 90 days on your first incident. On your second incident, your driver's license will be revoked for one year or until age 21, which ever is longer. Minors are also subject to the same .08 DUI laws as adults.

 

Suspended vs. Revoked

 

When your driver's license is suspended, you may be re-issued a license a license after the suspension period. When your driver's license is revoked,you must be retested before the license canbere-issued. The fee for reissuing a driver's license is $150.

 

Electronic Home Montoring (EHM).

 

Electronic home monitoring will be added to the sentence of a repeat offenders. Offenders pay for electronic home monitoring which costs between $10 and $15 (or more) a day. Restrictions on drinking and mandatory breath tests are included in the requirements for home monitoring.

 

Ignition Interlock

 

An ignition interlock device attaches a breath-alcohol analyer to a vehicle ignition system. The driver is required to blow into the device before starting the car. If the device detects alcohol the engine does not start. Offenders pay for ignition interlock rental fees.


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