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November 2012 Archives

Rockford man arrested for third drunk driving offense

A 24-year-old Montcalm Township man may find himself facing serious consequences in the future after police arrested him this month for what appears to be his third drunk driving offense. According to officers, this is the third time he has been arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated which automatically upgraded his offense to a felony DUI.

Recent high school graduate allegedly beaten by Ohio police then arrested

Residents in Jackson, Michigan were shocked to hear that one of their own, a 20-year-old student at Ohio State University, was allegedly beaten by Ohio state police officers during an arrest this August.

Michigan police increase DUI patrols for Thanksgiving weekend

Earlier this month, we reported that the Michigan State Police would be stepping up patrols over the Halloween weekend in an effort to discourage drunk drivers. This week, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning will be conducting a similar effort designed to enforce drunk driving restrictions this Thanksgiving weekend.

Things to think about: drunk driving and traffic stops

Most people know that driving while intoxicated in Michigan can lead to some serious legal ramifications. With the fear of a revoked license or time in jail, some people have pointed out that many people simply don't know that their actions before and during a traffic stop can greatly impact the charges that can be placed against you.

Michigan teen charged with DUI after causing serious accident

"Your child has been involved in an accident." These are the words that no parent ever wants to hear, especially if police tell them that it was their son or daughter that allegedly caused the crash.

Michigan man pleads guilty to fatal drunk driving charges

In 2011, a 43-year-old man reached over to retrieve his cell phone that he had dropped. Suddenly, his car shuddered as the front end of his vehicle hit something on the road. Thinking it was a deer, he drove home and immediately notified police who promptly told him to return to the scene.

Walking the line: how accurate are field sobriety tests?

Nearly everyone in Michigan has a general idea of what a field sobriety test entails. Though the process isn't quite like what we've seen on television or in the movies, the premise is the same: test an individual to see if they were driving while intoxicated.

Michigan steps up drunk driving consequences during Halloween

According to Michigan police, between October 28th and 30th, eleven people died in last year's Halloween season. During that season, police made 261 arrests involving drunk drivers, 99 of which had a blood alcohol content of .17 or higher.