For five years, Michigan police have been writing tickets under the state's "super drunk" driving law. But has it helped to keep Michigan roads safer?
That's hard to say.
Alcohol-related crashes have gone down slightly across the state since implementation of the law, which imposes stiffer penalties on those caught driving with blood-alcohol levels above .17 percent than on those who have a lower percentage of alcohol in their system.
At the same time, the number of all drunken-driving tickets across the state is on a downward trend. One reason: There are fewer officers on the road due to budget cuts, Read more: http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/11/alcohol-related_crashes_and_fa.html