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 “Drunk Driving - Over the Limit, Under Arrest” crackdown across Michigan.
Last year, 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.
In 2006, 440 people died and 7,678 were injured in alcohol and/or drug-related crashes on Michigan roadways. During the 2006 Labor Day weekend, eight people died in traffic crashes, two of which involved alcohol.
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.