2013-01-17 / Lifestyles

Drunk driving arrests made

LANSING – Law enforcement agencies in 22 counties arrested 103 drunk drivers during a drunk driving crackdown Dec. 27-Jan. 1, according to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. This included 30 drivers arrested for a blood alcohol content of .17 or higher under Michigan’s High BAC Law.

OHSP coordinated the effort which was supported by federal traffic safety funds.

Officers made 3,106 traffic stops during which they issued 18 seat belt and child restraint citations, 209 speeding tickets and 606 tickets for other traffic violations. In addition, 50 fugitives were arrested and 156 uninsured motorists were cited.

Preliminary reports indicate 12 people died in traffic crashes over the New Year’s holiday in Michigan, according to the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center.

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