Crackdown on drunk driving nets 433 people in Michigan - New York News

Crackdown on drunk driving nets 433 people in Michigan

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A statewide sweep on drunk driving in Michigan resulted in the arrests of 433 people during a recent three-week crackdown.

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning announced results Tuesday from the enforcement effort that ran March 13-April 8.

Of those arrested, 72 were charged under the state's high blood alcohol content (BAC) or 'super drunk' law with a BAC of .17 or higher. This is an increase from the 405 drunk driving arrests made during a similar enforcement effort in 2012.

The period included the NCAA basketball tournament, high school and college spring break periods and St. Patrick's Day.

In a statement released Tuesday Michael L. Prince, OHSP director said, "Motorists who choose to drive drunk endanger everyone on the roadway. Enforcement efforts like this save lives by putting extra officers on the road to stop and arrest impaired drivers as well as curtail other dangerous driving behaviors."

The OHSP says officers from 155 agencies participated and made 12,296 traffic stops.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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