The special session may have ended with nothing new, but Olympia is still pushing for DUI law changes. The latest proposed DUI legislation affect second and fourth offenders.
While not a change for Whatcom County, it is proposed that second offense DUI arrests will now be held in custody until they see a judge—usually within 48 hours.
Previously, a fifth DUI in ten years was escalated to a felony DUI. The new law being propsed reduces this to a fourth DUI in ten years.