Drunk Driving Crackdown Taking Place Through April 7th

Drunk Driving Crackdown Taking Place 
Through April 7th

LANSING - While some are out celebrating St. Patrick's Day by wearing green, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) is urging motorists to catch a sober ride to avoid paying a lot of green for a DUI.

Law enforcement agencies in 26 counties are hitting the streets for a drunk driving crackdown during St. Patrick's Day celebrations, high school and college spring breaks, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's and women's basketball tournaments.

A five-year review of crash data indicates both alcohol use and lack of seat belts play a significant role in fatal and serious injury crashes in March and early April.

In Michigan, it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher, although motorists can be arrested at any BAC level if an officer believes they are impaired.

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