Monthly Archives: April 2015

Drunk Driving Accident…. or was it?

Imagine this. You are sitting in your car at an intersection, waiting for the light to change so you can go on your merry way. All of a sudden you notice a car barreling towards you in your rearview mirror.

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Hung Over Driving – Is It Really Any Better Than Drunk Driving?

Hung Over Driving Could Still be Dangerous Most people know that having a few drinks (or a few too many) and then driving themselves home from the bar might not be their smartest choice. But the majority of those same

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Drunk Driving Sentence Appeal

State Says Drunk Driving Sentence is Too Lenient Last year, in early June, 38-year-old Tommy Taylor got behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content of 0.175, and killed a man. The victim was Timothy Tacie, a father who was

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Do Higher Alcohol Taxes Mean Less Drunk Driving?

According to a new study conducted in our sister-state, Illinois, there is a direct correlation between the increase in tax on alcohol, and the decrease in alcohol related car accidents. Not sure how that’s possible? OK, lets break it down…

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Montcalm County Driving While Intoxicated Causing Serious Injury

Motorcycle Found Under Burning Truck  Michigan State Police recently responded to a vehicle fire in Reynolds Township, Montcalm County. It was just after midnight when firefighters were able to extinguish the flames that had engulfed a pickup truck on the

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Disastrous Pick Up Experience Results in Drunk Driver Arrest

On March 19th, at about 3:15 in the afternoon, a 55-year-old man from Traverse City drove to Glenn Loomis Elementary School to pick up his child. Sounds perfectly reasonable, right? Sure. But the problem is, he was very drunk at

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Drunken Traverse City Police Chase Leads to Charges

Imagine this. Someone knocks on your door, late at night, waking up your family. They want to know if someone named Gabe lives there. Annoyed at being interrupted for no reason, you tell them no. They leave. But minutes later

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Study Shows: Texting Bans Reduce Injuries

If you happened to read our article on the dangers of texting while driving early last month, then you are no stranger to the notion that drunk driving may actually be less dangerous than texting while driving. But now, thanks

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St. Clair County “Super Drunk” Driving

Elected Official Pleads Guilty to Super Drunk driving Kelly Fiscelli, the top elected official from Cottrellville Township in St. Clair County is looking at possible jail time, among other punishments, after pleading guilty to drunk driving. Drunk drivers often elicit

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Michigan DUI Trends: Are They Changing?

So, there’s good news and bad news—which would you like first? The good news? OK, here goes – drunk driving in Michigan has been on a steady decline for about a decade now, which is great. The bad news is

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