A new law aimed to curb drugged driving was recently signed by Michigan State Governor Rick Snyder. The law stems from an accident involving two young men, Russell Ward and Koby Raymo. In July 2013, the two men were struck by a drugged driver, Lisa Berman, who had been pulled over six times in five years for drugged driving. Upon arrest, police officers did not know that the drugged driver had previous offenses because there was no information entered into any law enforcement database. Berman was later sentenced to 25 to 50 years for the deaths of the young men.
According to officers from the Bloomfield Township Police Department, several teens were cited for underage drinking after officers responded to a call about a house party on December 22, 2012.
Nearly everyone in the state of Michigan knows that police have been cracking down of drunk driving offenses in the last few months. Some have said this is because the holiday season is upon us while others point out that pressure from the state legislature and activist groups such as MADD are a huge reason why the number of traffic stops has increased.
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.
A Wisconsin man faces felony charges after police allege he tried to run away from an officer during a traffic stop. He was pulled over near Ann Arbor for suspected drunk driving. Police did not explain what caused them to pull the man over. After the Wisconsin man stopped his car, a Jackson County sheriff's deputy conducted field sobriety tests. According to police, when the officer tried to arrest the 32-year-old driver for drunk driving, he got into his car and drove away.