A 27-year-old St. Clair Shores man was recently arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol after police woke him up in a McDonald's drive-through lane in Clinton Township.
For many Michigan teens, prom is right around the corner. This milestone marks the end of high school for many teens. Somewhere between the school dance and the after party, many teens will be tempted with alcohol. Underage drinking is not a rare crime in America. In fact it was estimated that last month, 10 million people under the age of 21 consumed alcohol in America.
Drunk driving can often come with harsh penalties for many Michigan residents. From lengthy jail sentences to hefty fines, a DUI conviction is no walk in the park. Many offenders will continue to find consequences even after a sentence has been served. Having a DUI on one's record doesn't look the best when an offender is attempting to get a job. One Michigan woman has recently received attention for drunk driving charges including a felony DUI.
A drunk driving arrest can happen to anyone. But, just one drinking and driving mistake is all it takes for someone's life to change. Alcoholism and depression have been blamed for many DUIs, while others have been from poor judgment. For many offenders, a DUI can ruin their professional career. Between a suspended license to prolonged jail time, hiring someone with a DUI conviction is not easy. Recently, a Deerfield principal was arrested for a DUI and now could be facing some serious consequences.
Every day numerous Michigan residents are arrested and charge with some form of drunk driving. In fact, just recently 433 people were arrested in a span of just under a month for drunk driving charges statewide. While the state blood alcohol limit is 0.08, many wonder how long before boat and snowmobiles have the same standard.
After a long winter, spring has finally returned. With snow melting off the grass and ice melting off the lakes, many Michigan residents are ready for summer. With every summer come all the benefits that follow. Boating on the lakes, weekends at the cabin, ice cold beer on the beach and high temperatures are what the summer is all about. However, those residents who enjoy drinking while driving their boat may be interested to know that lawmakers are attempting to decrease the legal blood alcohol limit of operating a boat.