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What Michigan drivers need to know about DUI testing

If you have ever been pulled over by police for any reason, you probably know just how stressful and scary the situation can be. Especially if you are pulled over after consuming alcohol, it can be hard to know what to do to protect yourself from potential criminal charges. One thing that people are often uncertain about is what their rights are with regard to alcohol testing.

Extra drunk driving enforcement leads to 283 arrests

According to the Michigan State Police, in 2011, more people died in alcohol-involved crashes in August than in any other month. In an effort to reduce this number, state law enforcement officers teamed with the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, stepping up drunk driving patrols starting Aug. 16 of this year.

Passenger charged with underage drinking in unrelated traffic stop

Everyone in Michigan, and across the nation, knows that underage drinking is a problem. No one is denying that hundreds of underage kids die every year from alcohol related stunts or accidents. What has some people angry is situations in which police, who are supposed to be here to protect us, seem to take things a little too far.