Drugged driving and drunk driving are both cases of impaired driving. They are punishable by law and officers are not tolerating impaired driving, which risks the lives of everyone on the road. But what are the laws?
Drunk driving is the act of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. It is illegal for a driver to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or greater if over age 21 or .02 or greater if under 21. In addition, Michigan has a high-BAC law with enhanced penalties for anyone caught driving with a BAC of .17 or higher. Numbers aside, drivers can be arrested at any BAC level if they exhibit signs of impairment while operating a motor vehicle.