The effort is being called the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over", and it will begin today throughout the entire week. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says the crackdown includes law enforcement officers from 156 agencies and is paid for by federal funds.
The crackdown also involves agencies in counties including Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Chippewa, Delta, Eaton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Marquette, Monroe, Muskegon, Oakland, Ogemaw, Ottawa, Saginaw, St. Clair, Van Buren, Wayne and the Michigan State Police.
In Michigan, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, although motorists can be arrested at any BAC level if an officer feels they are impaired. Under the state's high BAC law, motorists face enhanced penalties if a first-time arrest is for a .17 BAC or higher.
To learn more about Michigan drunk driving, visit our criminal law blog.