Michigan’s Drinking and Driving Laws in 2013

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How did you celebrate the 4th of July?

Did you enjoy your time off work by having a few drinks?

Happy Friday everyone and happy belated 4th of July! How did you spend your holiday? Were you with family and friends? Today, we are sharing about the impaired driving laws in Michigan. Celebrating the 4th of July often times includes a few drinks as many holidays do.

Before we do that, I have to ask. Did you catch the Tigers game last night? The Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-1. I love watching the Tigers play and that game topped off my holiday. It was a great way to celebrate our freedom, watching the Tigers win and Justin Verlander pitch.

On holiday weekends, you typically see more police on the roads. With more police, people who have had anything to drink are more likely to get caught. Let’s take a look at what Michigan’s Impaired Driving laws are.

Michigan’s Impaired Driving Laws

Here is what the Michigan’s State Police website had to say about Michigan’s drinking and driving laws,

It is a crime for a driver to have a bodily alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater if over age 21 or .02 or greater if under 21. In addition, Michigan has a high-BAC law with enhanced penalties for anyone caught driving with a BAC of .17 or higher. However, drivers can be arrested at any BAC level if they exhibit signs of impairment while operating a motor vehicle.”

In addition they included,

Drivers with any amount of a Schedule 1 narcotic–such as marijuana, GHB, or heroin–are subject to the same fines and penalties as drunk drivers, even if they show no signs of impairment.”

The article goes on to include what someone will face when charged with driving while impaired.

If you or someone you know and love has been charged with impaired driving and have any questions about the charges they or you are facing or anything else, please do not hesitate to call me.

Have a wonderful rest of your holiday weekend! Enjoy and stay safe.