Drunk driving crackdown in GH July 1-10

The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety is joining law enforcement agencies across the state for a Fourth of July holiday crackdown on drunk drivers. Motorists will see increased patrols beginning July 1 through July 10 in Grand Haven. Local law enforcement officers said they will take to the streets working to prevent drunk driving injuries and deaths by arresting impaired drivers.
Jun 23, 2011


In Michigan, a motorist can be arrested for drunk driving with .08 or higher blood-alcohol content. A drunk driving conviction is costly and comes with assorted penalties — including fines, legal fees, driver responsibility fees, court costs and higher insurance rates.

Motorists arrested for drunk driving with a .17 blood-alcohol content face increased penalties — including the possible installation of an ignition interlock device preventing the car from starting if the driver has been drinking.

In 2010, 357 people died in Michigan as a result of alcohol and drug-involved traffic crashes — a 1.7 percent increase from 2009.

The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety recommends that drivers plan ahead, drink responsibly and always designate a sober driver.


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