"Super" Drunk Driving Laws Go Into Effect Sunday

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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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