MI Drunk Driving Crackdown Underway
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County authorities have joined up with over of 140 law enforcement agencies in 26 Michigan counties with increased patrols looking for drunk drivers through April 7th.
While Saint Patrick’s Day has always been a concern, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says the extended enforcement period is the result of a growing amount of celebrations, from the N-C-A-A men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, to high school and college spring break periods which involve alcohol.
Alcohol use and lack of seat belts play a significant role in fatal and serious injury crashes in March and early April, and they encourage motorists to designate a sober driver or find a way home before consuming any alcohol.
Other Upper Michigan counties operating federally-funded patrols through early April include Chippewa, Delta and Houghton.