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December 2017 Archives

What are some other types of animal attacks?

Many people recognize the potential dangers that viscous dogs pose, especially if they bite someone. Unfortunately, this happens to an unacceptable number of people each year, whether they were walking down the beach or passing their neighbor's house on the way to work. However, there are other types of animals that may attack an innocent person and it is important to be mindful of these potential risks when around other animals.

Stopped for DUI: Should You Do Roadside Tests?

If you're pulled over for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Spokane County or anywhere in Washington State, then the officer will likely ask you to perform roadside tests called Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST's). These include a test of your eyes (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus or HGN), and two agility tests like walking heel to toe (Walk and Turn or W+T) and balancing on one leg (One Leg Stand or OLS). You may also be asked to blow into a handheld breath alcohol test called a Portable or Preliminary Breath Test (PBT). The Washington State Patrol website has many DUI training manuals including a recent manual regarding FST's.

Loud children and motor vehicle collisions

We have taken a look at many of the reasons why traffic collisions happen, whether someone fails to stay off of the road when they are excessively tired or makes the poor decision to drive while intoxicated. However, there are many more car accident causes that people should be aware of, many of which are unique to a person’s circumstances. For example, parents may need to be mindful when it comes to loud children.

Sexual Harassment - It's Not Just In The News

There have been a lot of stories in the news about sexual harassment by people in positions of authority. Recent disclosures of sexual harassment have touched various industries including Hollywood, the news media and politics. The collective voices of the people speaking out against these types of behaviors have sparked a national conversation about a person's fundamental right to a discrimination-free workplace.

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