Politics & Government

November 30, 2014 12:00 AM

Drive high, keep your license? State officials want fix in law

If you’re driving drunk and fail a breath test, Washington state law says you automatically lose your driver’s license. But if you’re driving while high on marijuana – even if a blood test proves it – state officials say the law lets you keep on driving.

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