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Drunk Driving Archives

Michigan activists push for more super drunk convictions

In Michigan and across the country, there is a lot of moral condemnation of drunk driving. When people are convicted of drunk driving, it comes with considerable negative assumptions about the individual and his or her behavior. In reality, some of the people who are convicted of operating while intoxicated may have had just one drink too many. That has not stopped some people from talking about how upset they are that there aren't more drunk driving convictions.

Felony conviction hinges on whether man was seriously injured

The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor conviction lies in the hand of a visiting Saginaw County circuit judge after a suspended Michigan State Police officer was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing serious injury and is also facing charges under the Michigan Super Drunk law. The officer had asked that the felony charged be dropped, but the county's chief circuit judge said the question of whether the man the trooper allegedly hit was seriously injured needed to be decided by the trier of fact.

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