New Years eve is fast approaching, and so will police if they notice your driving behavior needs investigating for possible drunk, or drugged driving.
The "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest," enforcement campaign is in progress and over 170 police agencies in Michigan are on the lookout for offenders.
"In Michigan, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, although motorists can be arrested at any BAC level if an officer feels they are impaired. Motorists face enhanced penalties if arrested with a .17 BAC or higher," reports wwjtv.
According to clickondetroit.com, "The focus in Wayne County will be downtown Detroit, Romulus, Plymouth, Garden City, and other areas. In Macomb County, additional patrols will be out along Hall Road, Gratiot and Groesbeck. Extra patrols will also be out in West Bloomfield, Waterford, Southfield and Farmington in Oakland County."
Last year during the holiday season, Christmas and New Years, 11 people lost their lives in traffic related accidents here in Michigan.
For this holiday season, let's make it as safe a possible. If you have been drinking, or drugging, don't drive. You could be saving you, and someone else a lot of problems.
Designate a sober driver through this holiday season, and beyond.
Have a safe and happy New Year.
If you or a loved one needs help with any type of drug abuse/addiction problem, contact these sites depending on where you live. SEMCA (Wayne County residents), CARE (Macomb County residents), PACE (Oakland County residents), Drug Free Detroit (City of Detroit residents). For those residing outside the State of Michigan, contact SAMHSA for assistance. For assistance with medical marijuana issues contact The Michigan Medical Marijuana Association, Michigan Medical Marijuana Certification Center, or greentreesdetroit.com, phone number: (313) 967-9999, or (248) 677-2888.