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February 2012 Archives

Ann Arbor teen faces DUI charges

As many Michigan residents know, when teenagers begin driving they are inexperienced and are often more likely to be involved in accidents than other drivers. This is because they have not yet developed the skills needed to handle dangerous situations on the road. These young people are also less likely to be able to handle controlling a vehicle after consuming even just a few drinks of alcohol, which can result in a DUI charge.

Multiple DUIs may lead to increased penalties

As I have noted before on my blog, Michigan has a new "super drunk" law that applies to people who are charged with drunk driving charges and have a particularly high blood alcohol level. However, this legislation applies only to first-time DUI offenders. Those with multiple past arrests for suspicion of DUI cannot be charged under the "super drunk" statute, though if convicted they would face stiffer sentencing due to their past behavior.

Michigan representative arrested for DUI says he wasn't drunk

It is sometimes hard for people to tell when they have had enough to drink to be over the legal limit. However, when they do, they run the risk of facing DUI allegations if they drink and drive. Sometimes it can take as little as a drink or two with dinner to expose a person to the 0.08 limit. Sometimes, however, police wrongly believe a person is intoxicated.

Michigan holiday enforcement leads to 300 DUI arrests

Over the holidays, there were many advertisements for the statewide DUI enforcement program called "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest." Michigan police increased their traffic patrols in an effort to track down and arrest those they suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.