Impaired Driving in Michigan

Information on the  Michigan Drunk Driving Audit 

2014 Michigan Crash Facts

Alcohol- and Drug-Related Fatalities 386
Fatalities  876
Injuries 71,378
Total Crashes  298,699

Michigan has a .08 blood-alcohol content (BAC) drunk driving law and a zero tolerance limit for minors.

Impaired driving represents one-third (44%) of the state’s traffic fatalities. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

Michigan law enforcement agencies arrest an average of 103 motorists a day for drunk and impaired driving. Michigan State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center (CJIC)

Crashes involving drinking tend to be more serious than non-drinking crashes. The percentage of fatalities is eight times higher than in all crashes, and the number of crashes at the most serious injury level are almost four times higher. CJIC 

The severity of injuries is much worse for drivers and passengers who had been drinking. CJIC

Please visit the following web sites for more information on impaired driving:

B.R.A.D.-Be Responsible About Drinking
Michigan Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking 
Mothers Against Drunk Driving      
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Commission Against Drunk Driving 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Secretary of State's Office 
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Substance Abuse Treatment Locator (Michigan)
Substance Abuse Treatment Locator (national)