Obstructing a law enforcement officer.
(1) A person is guilty of obstructing a law enforcement officer if the person willfully hinders, delays, or obstructs any law enforcement officer in the discharge of his or her official powers or duties.
(2) "Law enforcement officer" means any general authority, limited authority, or specially commissioned Washington peace officer or federal peace officer as those terms are defined in RCW 10.93.020
, and other public officers who are responsible for enforcement of fire, building, zoning, and life and safety codes.
(3) Obstructing a law enforcement officer is a gross misdemeanor.
If the Officer is INVESTIGATING any possible crime, be it infraction, misdemeanor, or felony, that falls under discharge of his or her official powers or duties. You do not however have to produce a physical document (unless driving offense-license) but do have to provide name, date of birth,address and phone #. If the Officer can verify that the info that was given verbally is correct/valid, that is considered adequate.
If however the Officer cannot verify your identity, youCAN be arrested for obstructing and here's the rub; you will remain in custody (jail) until they are able to positively verify your identity.