Motorists who are over the limit will find themselves under arrest during an ongoing statewide drunk driving crackdown. Lathrup Village officers are out as part of the “2018 Drunk Driving or Get Pulled Over” crackdown across Michigan.
In 2017, Michigan experienced an 8% increase in alcohol and/or drug-related traffic fatalities, which now represents just over 40% of all traffic deaths, the highest percentage the state has recorded in more than 10 years. Michigan law enforcement officers routinely arrest more than 60,000 people for drunk driving offenses annually. During the 2017 Labor Day holiday in Michigan, 15 people died in alcohol related traffic crashes.
In 2016, 1,064 people died and over 10,000 were injured in alcohol and/or drug-related crashes on Michigan roadways. In 2016, almost one in five children (14 and younger) killed in traffic crashes were killed in drunk-driving crashes.
Lathrup Village drivers and pedestrians have a right to be free of the threat of drunk drivers. Drunk driving kills, and we must work to eliminate this problem.