In an effort to cut down on drunk driving in their state, different police departments in Michigan have been working together on a recent campaign.
The campaign was held between August 19th and September 5th. During this time, officers arrested 230 people on assorted DUI charges. Of those arrested, 34 individuals were found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or greater. In total, 11,300 traffic stops were conducted during this period.
In addition to catching drunk drivers, police also searched for other traffic violations, including speeding and seat belt violations. Officers say that they handed out 2,530 child restraint and seat belt violations during the campaign.
Thanks to a grant provided by federal traffic safety funds, 200 state and local agencies were able to contribute to the increased patrols during the campaign.
If you have recently been arrested for DUI, do not take your arrest lightly. Instead, contact Freedman & Freedman now to enlist the help of a Michigan criminal defense lawyer who is well-versed in the state's DUI laws and process.