Law enforcement officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices, and the Michigan State Police are encouraging motorists to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in a safe way. Beginning July 1st through the 14th, law enforcement is cracking down on impaired drivers over a two week period during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Officials want to remind drivers that any form of impaired driving is illegal.
During the crackdown, officers will be on the lookout for motorists under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In Michigan, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, although motorists can be arrested at any BAC level if an officer believes they are impaired. Michigan has what is commonly referred to as a zero-tolerance drugged driving law. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is supported with federal traffic safety funds provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.