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Pilot DUI program put on hold to consider constitutionality

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WENATCHEE — Participation by Chelan County in a DUI pilot program has been put on hold.

The concern is whether the program was constitutional because it would have sanctioned a suspected offender before he or she was convicted, said Chelan County Prosecutor Doug Shae.

“We would be putting ourselves in a uniquely bad situation,” Shae said. “If somebody else wants to make that fight, that’s fine.”

Late last year, Sheriff Brian Burnett announced that the county would be participating…

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