Is the officer required to attend the DUI Department of Licensing Hearing?

No. The DUI Department of Licensing (DOL) Adminsitrative Hearing is a “trial by paper” so to speak. The DOL Hearing Officer simply reviews the police report and any exhibits. The driver can also present evidence as well as challenge the State’s. However, the officer or trooper does not attend the Hearing unless you (the driver) subpoena them. You have a right to cross-exam the officers under Washington law. If they do not show the Department action against your license (pending suspension or revocation) will be dismissed in most cases.