In the meantime there are an increasing number of groups lobbying to lower the Michigan blood alcohol level from 0.08 to 0.05. This group includes Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MAAD), and various prosecuting attorneys and police organizations around the State of Michigan. The current law remains in effect that the 0.8 blood alcohol level is a violation of the statute, prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle on a public road or highway.
What you need to know is that, if you are out drinking, each 8 oz beer contains approximately .02 of alcohol. Very few bars and restaurants serve such tiny beers. If you’re a man weighing over 160 pounds you can estimate that having two 16oz beers in an hour may place you over the legal limit to drive. This is the time to call a cab or get a ride from a non-drinking friend.
Michigan Drunk driving is a dangerous and costly endeavor. If you have been arrested in Michigan for a DUI, it is important for you to meet with an experienced Michigan lawyer who can assist you in navigating the court system. Our team of experienced criminal attorneys at Kelly & Kelly, P.C. meet with our clients to develop a game plan to assist you in achieving the best possible outcome in a Michigan drunk driving case.