Washington: state patrol will tow vehicles belonging to drunk drivers under arrest…and keep them for 12 hours!

From Seattle Times
Those arrested for drunken driving will have their cars impounded in a new law that goes into effect at midnight Thursday.
There also is a mandatory 12-hour hold at towing companies before a vehicle can be released.
It’s all part of a new law passed by the Washington Legislature this year.
The 2011 Legislature passed the law after realizing that people who released after being arrested for driving under the influence could quickly end up behind the wheel again, said the Washington State Patrol.
Because of limited jail space, when someone is arrested for suspicion of drunken driving they typically have been released to another adult or allowed to take a taxi home. But sometimes the driver would return to his or her car and drive away….MORE

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