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April 2010

Texting While Driving Unlawful in Michigan

April 30, 2010

On April 29, 2010 Michigan became the 24th state to make texting while driving illegal when Governor Graholm signed Enrolled House Bill No. 4394.  This law now punishes the following behavior, as it is now illegal to:
Read, manually type, or send a text message on a wireless 2-way communication device that is located in the person’s [...]

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Michigan Drunk Driving Arrests Continue Yearly Decline

April 26, 2010

The number of Michigan drunk driving arrests fell almost 30% between 1999 and 2008, the last year for which statics are available.
The question many are looking to answer is whether or not the decline is a good thing or bad.  In a recent Detroit News article, Laura Berman suggests:
You might think that Michigan’s long-running series [...]

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DUI Suspects Required to Take Blood Tests

April 13, 2010

Police departments across the United States are beginning to mandate that those suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) take an automatic blood test to determine their blood alcohol content (BAC).  This is contrary to the traditional and widely used breathalyzer test.  Currently, Michigan uses the DataMaster to test DUI suspect’s breath, and blood is [...]

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