An Implied Consent for Driver Intoxication Tests, Initiative 242
ballot proposition was on the November 5, 1968 statewide ballot
in the State of Washington
as an Initiative to the People
, where it was approved.
Initiative 242 became Chapter 1, Laws of 1969.
| Initiative 242|
| Yes|| 792,242|| 66.7%|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 242 was filed on February 8, 1968 by Dr. Charles P. Larson, Vice-President of the Washington State Medical Association, on behalf of the Washington State Medical Association. 123,589 signatures were filed on July 3, 1968, qualifying I-242 for the ballot.
Text on the Ballot
An Act providing that any person operating a motor vehicle on the public highways shall be deemed to have consented to a breath test (if unconscious a blood test) to determine intoxication, when arrested for any offense, provided the arresting officer has reasonable grounds to believe such operator was driving or in control of a vehicle with intoxicate; directing a six-month revocation of driving privileges for a person refusing such test after having been advised of his rights and consequences of refusal; providing hearing and appeal procedures; and reducing the blood alcohol percentage necessary to raise a presumption of intoxication.
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