DRUNK DRIVING STATISTICS

DRUNK DRIVING STATISTICS

Like all states, Michigan has established legal limits for consuming alcohol and operating a motor vehicle. For drivers over the age of 21, the bodily alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is .08. This means that a driver who is found to be operating with a BAC of .08 or higher may be charged with drunk driving.

In the case of a driver whose BAC is found to be .17 or higher, the prosecutor may elect to charge under the state’s Super Drunk Law which may result in even more punitive consequences.

Underage drivers are subject to the state’s Zero Tolerance Law that makes it a crime to operate a vehicle with a BAC above .02 by anyone under the age of 21.

DRUNK DRIVING STATISTICS

The following are drunk driving statistics for the State of Michigan:

Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 31 percent of total fatalities – 9,967 alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in 2014.  (NHTSA – 2014 Crash Data Key Findings)

In 2014, 1,149 people were arrested for an alcohol or drug-related driving offense in Genesee County. (MSP 2014 Drunk Driving Audit)

In 2014, 498 people were arrested for alcohol or drug-related driving offense in Lapeer County. (MSP 2014 Drunk Driving Audit)

In 2014, 2,368 people were arrested for an alcohol or drug-related driving offense in Macomb County. (MSP 2014 Drunk Driving Audit)

In 2014, 4,843 people were arrested for an alcohol-related driving offense in Oakland County. (MSP 2014 Drunk Driving Audit)

In 2014, 4,742 people were arrested for an alcohol or drug-related driving offense in Wayne County. (MSP 2014 Drunk Driving Audit)

In 2014, there were 38,560 people convicted of an alcohol or drug-related driving offense in the State of Michigan. (MSP 2014 Drunk Driving Audit)

Drunk driving costs the United States $199 billion a year. (NHTSA)

HIRE AN EXPERIENCED LAWYER TO DEFEND YOUR DRUNK DRIVING CASE

Being charged and convicted of a drunk driving can be a life changing event.

If you find yourself faced with that reality, you would be well advised to seek the counsel of an experienced, qualified and time-tested Michigan drunk driving defense attorney who has a proven track record of winning difficult drunk and drugged driving cases.

I am proud of my reputation as one of the best drunk driving defense attorneys in Michigan. For over 36 years I have successfully represented clients charged with serious alcohol and drug related driving offenses. My philosophy, that every case is defendable, has resulted in hundreds of successful outcomes for grateful and appreciative clients.  Remember, your arrest doesn’t have to result in a conviction.

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Drunk Driving Statistics in Michigan
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Drunk Driving Statistics in Michigan
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Drunk driving fatalities accounted for 31 percent of total fatalities in 2014. Find out other more DUI drunk driving statistics for the state of Michigan.
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