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Lawmakers consider random DUI checkpoints

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Lawmakers consider random DUI checkpoints

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – A group of state lawmakers is considering introducing legislation to establish random DUI checkpoints across Washington.

State Representative Roger Goodman of Kirkland says that DUI checkpoints in other states have been shown to reduce traffic deaths by 25 to 30 percent.

The idea is backed by advocates for victims and survivors of alcohol-related crashes.

Similar legislation has previously failed to pass in Washington because of privacy laws contained in the state constitution.

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