Drinking and Driving

New DUI Crackdown Focuses On ‘Professional’ Drunk Drivers

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says some young men referred to themselves as “professional” drunken drivers during focus groups this year, claiming they were better drivers when drunk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/16/2012

Photo by WWJ's Vickie Thomas

Police Cracking Down On Holiday Drinking And Driving

Police across Michigan begin a weeklong campaign Sunday to get drunk drivers off the roads during upcoming holiday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2012

State Rep. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck)

Judge: Lawmaker Facing DUI Charge May Drive For Work, Court

A judge says state Rep. Bob Genetski, who is facing a drunken driving case, may use a vehicle for the next year under certain circumstances.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2012

Royal Oak Going After The “Super Drunks”

The City of Royal Oak is a hot spot on any given weekend night, with all the pubs and bars and places to hang out.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2012


Drunk Driving Enforcement Campaign Targets Tech-Savvy Motorists

Hundreds of bars and restaurants in Michigan will be serving drinks on “technically advanced” coasters that will help motorists easily find a safe, sober ride home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2012

State Rep. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck)

Drunk Driving Arraignment Waived For Lawmaker

An attorney for state Representative Bob Genetski has waived the lawmaker’s arraignment on a drunken driving charge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/22/2012

Police conduct a field sobriety test. (File Getty Images)

Highway Safety Reports Drop In Number Of Alcohol Related Traffic Accidents

The Michigan State Police’s Office of Highway Safety Planning reports alcohol related traffic accidents have dropped 38% in the past decade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/26/2011


CDC: 112 Million Annual Incidents Of People Drinking And Driving

Adults drank too much and got behind the wheel about 112 million times in 2010—that is almost 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving each day—according to a CDC Vital Signs study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2011


MSP Prepares For Statewide Drunk Driving Crackdown

State police are sending a message to people who are thinking about getting behind the wheel after they’ve been drinking: We’re coming after you.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2011

OakCo Sheriff On Lookout For St. Patty’s Day Drunk Drivers

The Oakland County Sheriff pumps up patrols on St. Patrick’s Day – keeping an eye out for drunk drivers.