stopped 28 cars Dec. 16-Jan. 2 during the Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest holiday crackdown.
Police arrested one drunken driver with a blood-alcohol level of .17 or higher and three drivers were arrested for suspended licenses, according to Sgt. Jamie Pouliot of the Wyandotte Police Department. Police made two arrests for drug possession, two felony arrests, two misdemeanor arrests and issued two minor in possession citations. Police also gave 19 verbal warnings and issued one speeding ticket.
Wyandotte was one of dozens of communities statewide that took part in the holiday drunken driving crackdown. Extra patrols were on the road over the holidays due to federal traffic safety grant dollars administered through the Office of Highway Safety Planning.
"The inconvenience of a drunk driving arrest doesn't end with a trip to jail," OHSP Director Michael L. Prince said in a release. "When factoring in court costs, legal fees, bail, towing, license fees and increased insurance, a drunk driving arrest is a very expensive situation."
Of the 11 people killed in crashes on Michigan roadways last year during Christmas and New Year, four were alcohol-related, according to the OHSP.