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Drinking and Driving

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Drunken Driving Case Revived Despite Cop’s Error

A Detroit-area man can be charged with drunken driving even though the police officer stopped the vehicle only after mistakenly believing the license plate didn’t match the pickup truck, the Michigan appeals court said Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2013

45 Drunk Drivers Arrested During Super Bowl Weekend

Michigan State Police say they arrested 45 drunk drivers across 20 counties during Super Bowl weekend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2013

Police Throwing A Flag On Drunken Drivers This Super Bowl Weekend

Michigan State Police are reminding motorists to make the right call by designating a sober driver before kick off if their Super Bowl celebration includes alcohol.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

Extra Drunken Driving Patrols Planned Through New Year’s Day

More than 100 law enforcement agencies in Michigan have begun a statewide drunk driving crackdown to keep impaired drivers off the road as 2013 begins.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2012

Police Plan Extra Thanksgiving Drunken Driving Patrols

Michigan State Police say nearly 100 agencies in 20 counties will be conducting extra patrols over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 21 through Nov. 25, to ensure motorists are driving safe and sober this holiday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2012

State Rep. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck)

Lawmaker Gets Community Service For Drunk Driving

A judge has ordered a western Michigan lawmaker to perform 40 hours of community service and pay $1,101 for drunken driving.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2012

Police Boost Drunken Driving Patrols For Halloween

Police are stepping up patrols aimed at stopping drunk drivers during the week leading up to Halloween.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2012

CDC: Teen Drinking And Driving Down 54% Since 1991

The percentage of teens in high school who drove when they had been drinking alcohol decreased by 54 percent between 1991 and 2011, according to a Vital Signs study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2012

State Rep. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck)

Jury Finds Lawmaker Guilty In Drunk Driving Case

A Michigan lawmaker faces up to 93 days in jail, fines and community service after he was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2012

Wayne County Sheriff Clamps Down On Drunk Drivers

“In less than a year this program, which monitored 485 offenders, has saved more than $2.3 million in incarceration costs,” John Hennessey, vice president of Strategic Accounts for Alcohol Monitoring Systems.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/22/2012

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