Berrien part of holiday crackdownPublished 3:09pm Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Law enforcement agencies in 22 counties, including Berrien, arrested 103 drunk drivers during a drunk driving crackdown Dec. 27-Jan. 1.
This includes 30 drivers arrested for a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .17 or higher under Michigan’s High BAC Law.
More than 100 law enforcement agencies in Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Chippewa, Delta, Genesee, Houghton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Macomb, Marquette, Monroe, Oakland, Ogemaw, Ottawa, Saginaw, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne counties participated in the crackdown.
“Michigan law enforcement officers are experts at finding and arresting drunk drivers,” said Michael L. Prince, OHSP director. “More than 100 motorists found this out when they made the poor decision to drive drunk over the holidays and are now dealing with the consequences.”
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.