Monthly Archives: January 2011

Washington’s Minor DUI Laws Don’t Curb Underage Drinking and Driving

Posted on January 19, 2011   |   by Lundin Law PLLC

Nobody wants minors to drink and drive and Washington’s minor dui law is known as a “zero tolerance” law. Washington’s law prohibits a minor from driving after consuming alcohol. The law is commonly known as a “Minor DUI” but it a violation does not require proof that the minor drove under the influence of alcohol.  All that is required is that the minor drive after drinking, as evidenced with a breath test reading of .02 or higher. It is considered a simple misdemeanor, but minor DUI carries potential jail time and licensing consequences for minors.