Woodinville's DUI law changed, bike path co-funded
by Woodinville Weekly staff
The City Council approved (7-0) the change to the city's Driving Under the Influence standard as part of their consent agenda. The change is in response to the December 1995 State Supreme Court case, Seattle v. Williams, which held that a city cannot adopt a .08 alcohol breath standard for the crime of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUI)
The ordinance establishes the .10 state breath standard for DUI and Actual Physical Control and adopts the 1995 state legislatures penalties for both. The amended language also makes it a misdemeanor to operate a motor vehicle under the age of 21 with an alcohol concentration of .02 or more as shown by analysis of breath or blood content.
The council also approved an interlocal agreement with the City of Bothell for a bicycle/pedestrian path between SR-522 and NE 195th Street along 132nd Avenue NE and 130th Place NE, including acquiring right-of-way, preparing construction design plans, widening the road, and constructing the path.