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Terry Chick Shares His Next Steps With Christine Brown on Newstalk 870

Former KEPR TV anchor Terry Chick was voted Tri-Cities' most popular anchor three times. After a DUI charge in June he's currently off the air and reworking his game plan. Former KNDU TV anchor Christine Brown asks him about his future on her radio show "Meet in the Middle."

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Ralph Orlowski, Getty Images
Ralph Orlowski, Getty Images
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Ephrata Drunk Driver Pulled From Burning Vehicle

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Oregon DUI suspect DeLuca
Oregon DUI suspect DeLuca (Clackamas County Sheriff)
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Drunk Driver hits SIX Cars, Kills Passenger In One of Oregon’s Most Shocking Accidents

Ironically, the person who died was from Happy Valley, Oregon.

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Is it time for DUI pot arrest-accident tracking?
Is it time for DUI pot arrest-accident tracking? (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
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Is It Time for State to Begin Tracking Marijuana Only DUI Arrests?

Since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2012,   there have been indications the number of impaired motorists has risen, due to using pot before getting behind the wheel.

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A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive
A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive (Washington State Patrol Facebook)
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Shocking Survey Shows Pot Use in WA Before Driving Widespread

According to a June, 2014 survey conducted by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission (WSTSC), nearly 3 out of ten drivers participating indicated they use or have used pot within a few hours of driving.   But the real shocker is that of those who do,  62% don't think marijuana impairs their ability to drive.

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It Doesn’t Have to Be a Potion to Be Deadly on Halloween

Halloween should be all about fun, sadly it has been tragic for many in the Pacific Northwest.

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Oregon State Patrol arrests DUI suspect who caused multi-car wreck
Oregon State Patrol arrests DUI suspect who caused multi-car wreck
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Oregon Man Arrested for DUI, Meth After High-Speed Injury Crash

Sunday evening this clown plowed into another driver so hard he knocked them across the road and through a chain link fence.

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High motorists flaunting pot laws in WA
High motorists flaunting pot laws in WA (Thinkstock.com)
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Legal Pot Triggers Explosion of Impaired Drivers – Flaunting Loophole in WA Law

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has asked the state legislature for yet another "fix" for legal pot.

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New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel
New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel (Newstalk 870 file image- Oregon State Patrol)
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New WA Law Would Ban Smoking Pot in Cars

Most of us don't get liquored up before we drive...conversely, most wouldn't think it's a good idea to smoke pot behind the wheel.   (Kevin Ward Jr?)  But apparently it's not illegal, so one group is seeking to change that.

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New DUI pot campaign goes into effect in WA
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Drive High, Get a DUI, is The New Motto for Emphasis Patrols

The Washington State Traffic Safety Commission has had to come up with a whole new program to deal with potheads behind the wheel.

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