Local attorney arrested for DUI

RICHLAND, Wash. -- A prominent attorney was arrested on suspicion of DUI late Monday night in Richland.

Scott W. Johnson, 41, of Mendoza & Johnson was observed by Richland PD driving on the wrong side of the road on Columbia Point Drive.

When the police flashed their lights, he pulled over in the golf cart path and struck cement bollisters.

Police were initially tipped off that there was a car swerving into on-coming lanes of traffic on George Washington Way.

He was stopped at 11:10pm Monday and booked into jail just before 3 a.m. Tuesday. Johnson was released later in the day.

Johnson previously worked as a prosecutor for Benton County before going into private practice with clients in criminal defense.