Michigan Gov. Whitmer vetoes bill to let 1-time DUI offenders clear record
Gretchen Whitmer refused to sign a bill that would have let an estimated 200,000 one-time drunken drivers ask a judge to set aside their conviction, despite the measure's broad bipartisan support in the Michigan Legislature. The Democrat took no action on the expungement legislation Monday, allowing it to die when a 14-day review period expired. Michigan currently does not allow someone to petition a court to set aside a conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. In Michigan, an expungement — or set aside — clears the public record of a conviction so it does not appear in a background check. People with a DUI on their record can be greatly hampered in their careers, McBroom said, especially those who need a commercial driver's license.
Michigan State Police urge people to not drink and drive New Year’s Eve
“We’ve arrested over 70 impaired drivers this month alone,” said Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw. “We know people are still going out, even if there’s nowhere to go.”Shaw said that number will likely increase on New Year’s Eve. You can drink as much as you want, you can smoke as much as you want. The campaign was started in 1997 after Sandra Latham, a Detroit grandmother, was killed by celebratory gunfire sitting in her dinning room. For the 23rd year, Hood is asking residents to put away their guns and find a safer way to bring in the new year.
Police arrest drunk driver going nearly 100mph in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Michigan State Police troopers said they pulled over a man who was driving 97 miles per hour Saturday on I-696 in Madison Heights. According to authorities, troopers determined he was driving under the influence and had a blood alcohol content of .19. It is illegal to drive in Michigan with a BAC of at least .08 with enhanced penalties for anyone driving with a BAC of .17 or higher. Police said he was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated -- High BAC and Driving with a Suspended License. Police said the passenger in the vehicle had a semiautomatic pistol in his waistband, which he announced was “open carry.” Troopers said he was also intoxicated and was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.
VIDEO: Michigan State Police troopers stop wrong-way driver on I-75
METRO DETROIT, Mich. – Michigan State Police troopers released video Wednesday of a wrong-way driver incident on I-75. The video shows a trooper initiate a traffic stop with a wrong way driver who appears to be disoriented. The trooper requests the driver to put the vehicle in park six times before appearing to put the car in park himself. Video of the incident can be seen in the video player above. The Michigan State Police urge residents to talk to their doctor about their prescriptions and how they impact the user.
Oakland County Sheriff’s patrol car struck by driver operating while intoxicated
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – The driver of a red Chevrolet SUV was taken into custody Thursday morning after colliding with an Oakland County Sheriff’s vehicle. According to authorities, the incident happened just after 5 a.m. when a deputy driving northbound on Dixie Highway was struck by an southbound SUV that appeared to be waiting to turn in to a gas station. Police said the SUV abruptly came into the deputy’s lane of travel, who evaded a head-on collision, but was still struck by the SUV. The patrol vehicle sustained major damage to the driver side front and was not drive-able and the Chevrolet SUV had damage to the driver side front panel. Police said the driver of the Chevrolet SUV was determined to be operating the vehicle while intoxicated and after an OWI blood draw was completed, the driver of the SUV was lodged at the Oakland County Jail.
Michigan State Police director testifies about investigation into breathalyzers
DETROIT – The Michigan State Police director testified Thursday in Lansing about the department’s investigation into discrepancies with breathalyzer testing. Police are taking all 203 Datamaster DMT evidential breath alcohol testing instruments out of service until police can inspect them and make sure each device is properly calibrated. April 2019 -- MSP put additional workflow requirements in place with the vendor to ensure compliance with state law and administrative rules and move toward accreditation. Aug. 21, 2019 -- MSP received a corrective action plan from Intoximeters that outlined their action plan to correct the contractual failures. Aug. 23, 2019 -- An Intoximeters technician committed a serious error that resulted in the dismissal of an OWI case in Montcalm County.
Woman Who Livestreamed Crash That Killed 14-Year-Old Sister Is Released From Prison
The California woman who livestreamed a DUI car crash, and continued filming as her sister lay dying in a field, has been released on parole, authorities said. Obdulia Sanchez, now 20, was released Sept. 21 after being sentenced last year to six years and four months in prison. Her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline, was in the passenger seat, and a friend was riding in the back. The elder sister, whose blood alcohol content was .106 more than an hour after the crash, continued filming. RELATED STORIESFatal Colorado Crash Livestreamed on YouTubeTeen Who Allegedly Livestreamed Crash That Killed Sister, 14, Said She Did it To Raise Money For FuneralTeen Who Livestreamed Crash That Killed Younger Sister, Gets 6 Years in Prison
South Carolina Woman Who Said She Was Too 'Pretty' for Jail Gets No Time Behind Bars
Lauren Cutshaw went viral last year when she said she was too pretty to go to jail as she was arrested for DUI. Now, the judge in her case seems to agree as 34-year-old Cutshaw is being given a sweet deal, including no time behind bars. Her bratty whining on the way to jail went viral last year. I graduated from a really good, a really good university. RELATED STORIES'DUI Bride' Fakes Wedding Day Rush After Being Pulled Over by CopsMan Arrested for DUI Tells Cops He Only Drank at Stop Signs, Not While Driving: PoliceSouth Carolina Woman Claims to Be Too 'Pretty' for Jail
University of Michigan RB Fitzgerald Toussaint arrested for drunken driving
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The starting running back for the Michigan Wolverines, Fitzgerald Toussaint, was arrested on DUI charges Saturday night in Ann Arbor after having a blood alcohol level over the legal limit of .08. Head coach Brady Hoke said in a statement, "Fitz made a poor decision and has been suspended indefinitely because of that action." Read: Michigan-Alabama to open season in prime timeToussiant finished second on the team behind Denard Robinson in total rushing yards, with 1,041 yards and nine touchdowns. There is no word yet on whether he'll miss Michigan's season-opener against Alabama in Dallas. Related:Read: U of M marching band headed to TexasRead: University of Michigan football coach Brady Hoke says 2nd year usually harder than 1st