Drunken driving crackdown leads to arrests

Michigan authorities say they arrested 451 motorists for drunken driving during a three-week impaired driving crackdown in March and early April.
AP Wire
May 9, 2014


The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning announced Thursday that the number was a decrease from 510 drunken driving arrests made during a similar enforcement effort in 2013.

Officers from 26 counties conducted stepped up enforcement from March 12 to April 7, resulting in more than 13,700 traffic stops and nearly 8,000 citations and arrests. Those included 313 for other alcohol- and drug-related charges such as open intoxicants.

Counties involved included Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Chippewa, Delta, Eaton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Marquette, Monroe, Muskegon, Oakland, Ottawa, Saginaw, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne and Wexford.






With these kinds and numbers of violations found during a "crackdown", why does this activity only occur occasionally?
This demonstrates what a free for all driving on our roadways really is! I guess that is why there is so much emphasis on vehicular based safety systems, instead of education. So we can behave as we wish and still survive our driving!


This is somewhat misleading report as usual. The 8,000 citations were not ALL issued for drinking or drunk driving. There are various citations in that total!


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