Law enforcement officers from 150 local police departments, sheriff offices and Michigan State Police posts will be looking for people driving under the influence.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign starts Friday and runs through Sept. 1 in 40 Michigan counties.
The bus driver had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, according to police.
Scott Benson, who represents District three, was arrested by Southfield police Sunday night.
Police initially responded to the hospital at the request of security, who were having trouble with an “intoxicated” man.
Instead of complying with instructions, he “threw his car into reverse and purposely backed into the sheriff patrol car.”
Officers then realized the driver’s 5-year-old child was in the back seat, along with empty liquor bottles, a marijuana pipe and marijuana.
Authorities have charged a Detroit woman and her boyfriend whose argument apparently prompted an alcohol-fueled, high-speed chase and crash on I-94 that killed four people last year.
Police say a 44-year-old Macomb County man who has several prior drunk-driving related arrests and convictions just can’t stay off the road after knocking a few back.
An 18-year-old Michigan man faces a murder charge in a wrong-way crash that killed a new bride and critically injured her 11-year-old son.