Contrary to popular belief, making the mistake of drinking and driving does not make you a bad person. Anyone can have a lapse in judgment and make the wrong decision to drink under the influence of alcohol. Whether it is your husband driving home after consuming one drink at happy hour, or your wife driving home from wine tasting with friends, the risk of being pulled over and arrested for a DUI is always present. Read on to learn more on how to internalize a DUI arrest.
It is estimated that close to 10,000 Americans are killed every year from an alcohol related crash. Despite these numbers, drunk driving charges have consequences for both the victim and the offender. Between heavy fines to prolonged jail time, a DUI conviction has detrimental impacts on a person's life. Although some companies are looking to technological advances to change the way we operate vehicles, until then many drivers must contend with police stops and the potential of being charged with drunk driving.
Biting the hand that feeds you is literally what some Michigan high school students are doing. These students have taken a stand to say no to adults who promote underage drinking by supplying the alcohol for this criminal offense.
Drunk driving laws in Michigan are getting stricter every day. Also, traffic stops are regularly organized to check for drunk driving. A minor increase in the blood alcohol level count, beyond the permissible limit, may lead to serious penalties. The person may get his or her driver's license suspended in this case.
While driving westbound along U.S. 12 through Mottville Township, a Michigan State Trooper says that he had to take "evasive action" after he noticed another vehicle heading towards him earlier this month.
In 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling that would allow officers to establish sobriety checkpoints across the United States provided they acknowledged certain guidelines such as publicizing the locations of these checkpoints across the state.
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.