How DUI Arrests are Contributing to Overcrowding in Whatcom County Jail
The Whatcom County Jail is overcrowded, but solutions to fix it have not been forthcoming. The DUI realm is contributing to that by being the only county in the state to have mandatory booking for a first offense, and if you're booked into jail on Friday, you don't see a judge until Sunday.
The point behind the law was to prevent an offender from immediately turning around and driving again. However, there is a mandatory impound law as well, so why does a person also need to be booked? DUI attorney Jonathan Rands and Dillion Honcoop discuss some statistics and how space can be saved in the jail.