In order for Michigan authorities to arrest a person for DUI or other related offenses, they must first have reason to suspect that a person is driving drunk. In some cases, as we have discussed before, police discover an intoxicated driver as a result of a traffic stop. In other cases, police become aware of a driver after receiving calls from civilians. In many situations, DUI charges result.
Recently, Jackson police discovered a suspected drunk driver after receiving calls from people who saw a man leave a local Kroger store. The calls reported that the man appeared to be drunk as he left the store. The authorities took the call on May 9 around 8:40pm.
A Michigan police officer spotted the car on East Michigan Avenue. The officer says that the man was driving approximately 80 miles per hour on a road with a 25 mph speed limit. The man apparently registered a 0.17 percent blood alcohol level. Arrested under Michigan’s super drunk DUI laws, he was taken to a local jail for processing.
When people find that they have been accused of drunk driving or have been charged with DUI-related offenses, it can be confusing and stressful. As many know, these charges can carry severe penalties, and the fear of this punishment can be overwhelming, especially for those who have never had a run-in with the law before. Nevertheless, every individual charged with a crime is entitled to several rights, including their day in court, to ensure that they are treated fairly and impartially as their case works its way through the court system.
Source: mlive.com, “Super drunk driver arrested after going triple the speed limit on residential street,” Aaron Aupperlee, May 10, 2012