The Michigan State Police 2011 Drunk Driving Audit is our and it shows the number of DUI-related crashes were down significantly in 2011. www.michigan.gov/drunkdrivingaudit The number of alcohol and/or drug related injures fell from 6,175 in 2010 to 6,086 in 2011 while the number of deaths decreased by 10.6% from 357 to 319. It is being reported that prior to the decrease in 2011, drug related traffic deaths had increased by nearly 30% in the past.
In 2011, 37540 drug and alcohol related diving arrests were made. A DUI or OWI conviction can have numerous negative consequences. Of course, imprisonment is one of the most serious consequences. However, even losing your driver's license for an extended period of time can cause economic hardship and a great deal of stress. Relying upon friends, family members, and public transportation to get to and from work or school is not only a hassle, but you may not be able to get where you need to go on time. You may also face fines, community service and probation for a conviction. Loss of employment is yet another potential side effect.
If you have been arrested for DUI, contact DUI attorney at Freedman & Freedman. We can help you through this difficult ordeal.