Posts Categorized: Driving

The Truth about Tricking a Breathalyzer Test

Breathalyzers came onto the scene quite a few years ago, and thanks to this form of technology, many drunk drivers have been tested and faced fines and punishment for driving under the influence. There are many tall tales and misconceptions about what a breathalyzer is capable of. Drivers often wonder if it can be tricked… Read more »

Underage Drinking and Driving Charges In Michigan

What can underage drivers be charged with in the state of MI if they are caught drinking and driving? As is the case with many states, there is a zero tolerance policy when it comes to underage drivers and bodily alcohol content. What does “zero tolerance” mean exactly? Zero tolerance means that if a minor… Read more »

Fixing Michigan’s Infrastructure

An editorial in the Lansing State Journal argued today that Michigan’s infrastructure is on the verge of becoming dangerously badly-maintained. Aside from dramatic and deadly failures such as bridge collapses, roads in bad condition can take an extra toll on individuals and businesses in car maintenance fees, causing increases in costs to their customers as… Read more »

Smart Phone Apps that Warn Drivers of DUI Checkpoints

Google and Apple are under increasing scrutiny after RIM, maker of blackberry devices, removed applications from its devices that could be used to warn drivers about DUI checkpoints. That was back in March. Now Google and Apple, who together manage mobile application “stores” for 85% of the mobile app market, face similar pressure. The argument… Read more »

Troy, Michigan Passes Restrictions on Distracted Drivers

If you’re driving in Troy, Michigan, then you better pay attention. The city recently passed one of the most stringent distracted driving ordinances in the nation. Text messaging and talking on cell phones while driving is illegal, but that’s old news – the new law aims to curb any activity that may take a driver’s… Read more »

Interlock Ignition Devices – An Alternative Sentence for Drunk Drivers

Today, drunk driving can certainly be considered an ever increasing problem within American society. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008 an estimated 11,773 people were killed in instances where someone involved was driving while intoxicated. In order to be deemed as driving while intoxicated, the driver’s blood alcohol content, or BAC,… Read more »

OTHER EXPLANATIONS FOR THE OFFICER’S OBSERVATIONS

The police officer who arrested you must justify why he did so in court. For this reason, the police will do everything they can to make observations about you that demonstrate your intoxication. When they observe symptoms they believe show your drunkenness, they will record those observations in the police report. A good attorney will… Read more »