Radio Made in Michigan
6:22 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Michigan Police Crackdown On New Year's Drunk Driving

Michigan law enforcement's drunken driving crackdown over the New Year's holiday has resulted in more than 100 drunken driving arrests.

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Michigan's Office of Highway Safety Planning announced Tuesday that between December 27 and January 1 more than 100 law enforcement agencies in 22 counties arrested 103 drunk drivers.  Thirty of those drivers had a blood-alcohol level of .17 percent or higher and face harsher penalties under Michigan law.
 
The Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center is reporting 12 traffic deaths over this year's holiday, half of which involved alcohol.  That's a decrease from last year when 14 people were killed in crashes, five of which involved alcohol.