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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…
Freezing Fog, Slick Roads, Drive Carefully!
Although by Wednesday we're expected to warm into the 40's there is possible freezing rain in the forecast prior, and between now and then, more fog that is freezing on roads especially at night.
This picture was taken from an wreck near Walla Walla Monday morning, Sheriff's Deputies s…
Driver on Cellphone Rear-Ends Other Car, Destroys Both
Benton County Sheriff's present a textbook case of distracted driving, with this accident that occurred around 10am Friday morning.
Deputies responded to the intersection of Gap and Johnson Roads, just Northwest of Prosser, and found a woman had slammed into the back of another vehicle at the fo…
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…

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