"The department [of licensing] shall suspend all driving privileges of a person when the department receives notice from a court...that the person has...failed to appear at a requested hearing" related to a traffic citation or infraction ("other than for a standing, stopping, or parking violation"). RCW 46.20.289.
If you fail to appear for a court hearing in a DUI case where your presence is required by the court, your license will be suspended.
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Yes, an FTA results in a 'third degree' suspension, which of course you can can cure by appearing in court. As long as you show up for court, then that can't happen.
You probably know already, but conviction on the DUI will result in a 'second degree' suspension, regardless of what DOL decided on your case.
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