Reckless driving is defined as “driving in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” It does not take much to be charged with this offense. For example, weaving in and out of traffic at dangerous speeds may be sufficient. (RCW 46.61.500)
Reckless driving is a gross misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and $5,000 in fines. Your license will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days if you are convicted. If you drive during the suspension period, additional charges may be brought against you. Unfortunately, some courts impose jail time for first-time offenders and a reckless driving conviction can result in inadmissibility to Canada.