Michigan Drunk Driving Laws: Lower Limit?

As reported by Andrew Keller in the February 13, 2013 edition of, Michigan drunk driving laws may change. Currently, the legal limit for drunk driving is .08. This is the standard for Rhode Island and all other forty-eight (48) states. Previously the legal limit was .10 but the law changed in 2003. The change is due to expire in October of 2013. If Michigan does not act, the previous limit legal of .10 will be the new law.

Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 31-27-2, drunk driving is defined as whoever drives or otherwise operates any vehicle in the state while under the influence of any intoxicating liquor, drugs, toluene, or any controlled substance as defined in chapter 28 of title 21, or any combination of these, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor except as provided in subdivision (d)(3) and shall be punished as provided in subsection (d) of this section.

The penalties if convicted include a fine, community service, loss of license, DUI school/alcohol counseling and other assessments. The penalties increase based on the level of the BAC readings of the motorist.

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