"Super" Drunk Driving Laws Go Into Effect Sunday

drinking beer1 e1288015829800 "Super" Drunk Driving Laws Go Into Effect SundayThis Sunday, on Halloween, new drunk driving laws go into effect that will be downright scary.

Michigan is joining a growing number of states getting tougher against binge drinkers who get behind the wheel.

The new laws are aimed at drivers at least twice above the legal limit of point 0-8. If you blow a point 1-7 or higher, you will face double the jail time, along with bigger fines — estimated at $8,000, along with mandatory alcohol treatment and losing your driving privileges for 45 days. Plus, you will be forced to buy an on-board breathalyzer, which keeps your car from starting if you’ve had one too many.

The super-drunk driving laws go into the books October 31st, Halloween, which has become as dangerous a night for drinking and driving as St. Patrick’s Day.

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