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Bill Would Allow 'Electronic Device' Use While Stopped in Car
A new bill proposed in the Washington State House would strike down or modify part of that Electronic DUI bill that went into effect not long ago.
HB (house bill) 1616 would allow limited use of electronic devices as follows:  AN ACT Relating to authorizing drivers to use personal electronic de…
Fence 'Shredding' Driving Suspect Sought After Melee
Benton County Sheriff's deputies are seeking a wild driving suspect after they allegedly took out a large section of fence then abandoned their vehicle.
Wednesday night, Sheriff's responded to the area of the Old Inland Empire Highway and Rothrock Road just Northeast of Prosser, after witne…
Why Did your Car Insurance Go Up? Maybe It Was that e-DUI
Many insurance agents are now getting more and more questions from clients about their auto insurance, especially if they popped for one of the new "e-DUI" tickets. Many have been surprised to see their rates go up.  Why?
According to information from PEMCO Insurance, most comp…
Study Says We're Against Pot With Driving--So Why Are DUI's Up?
Although alcohol related fatalities have dropped in our state, due in part to more enforcement and the Target Zero program the number of pot related accidents, fatalities and infractions has grown significantly.  Impaired driving is down overall, but pot is pushing it's way towards being l…
Drunk Party-goer Plows over Mailbox Right in Front of Deputy
Benton County Sheriff's were 'chasing' Halloween party goers early Sunday morning, after getting reports of an extremely large (and presumably loud) Halloween party in the 6000 block of West Yellowstone in Kennewick.
Around 2:15am, Deputies arrived, and guests began scattering in all d…
It's Fall, Drive Careful in Tri City Fog-- Pasco Crash Hurts 4
It's that time of year, when October-into-November brings late night and early morning fog to the Columbia Basin. It also means drive very carefully, and turn on your lights!
Pasco Police assisted with a serious car vs. semi crash early Friday morning on the Pasco-Kahlotus Highway near Venture R…
Drunk Driver Ends Up Tooling Down Railroad Tracks
Early Monday morning, Kennewick police found a driver who was not only confused, but alcohol played a part in him ending up driving on railroad tracks near downtown.
Police were called to the area near Canal Drive and Benton Streets, and found this car about 100 feet east of the intersection...

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