Social Host Liability laws in Washington State?
Does anyone know where to find more information? Penalties?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
My initial inquiry looking through the Washington statutes and reviewing the references below (hopefully up to date) show that there is no state-based social host liability outside of the dram shop (bars) laws.
Here are a few case references
Reynolds v. Hicks, 951 P.2d 761
(Wash. 1998)1274 Comment: This case
concerned social host liability resulting
from injuries caused by a minor guest to a
third party. There is no social host
liability resulting from injuries suffered by
or caused by an adult guest to a third party.
Burkhard v. Harrod, 755 P.2d 759
Check the NTSA's cite for possible updates to its publications.
And beware, your local government may have passed an ordinance - see Connecticut's ordinances http://www.commed.uchc.edu/healthservices/sew/file...Source(s): http://www.socialhostliability.org/NHTSA/Washingto... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Digest of Impaired Driving & Selected Alcohol Beverage Control Laws