Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DUI drivers in Washington may have special plates

DUI drivers in Washington may have special plates

The Associated Press • Published February 14, 2011
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington drivers with a record of drunken driving
could be required to have special license plates designated with the
letter Z.

Legislation introduced by Rep. Norma Smith of Clinton would require
that drivers pay an additional $100 for the Z-plate, which would be
good for three years. The drivers would be allowed to drive only a
vehicle with a Z-designated plate.

The Z would appear as the last symbol at the end of any sequence of
license plate letters and numbers.

Motorcycle riders with a drunken-driving offense also would be
required to have a Z-license, but the special charge would be only


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