In Michigan it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle while being intoxicated or visibly impaired by alcohol.
Intoxicated means having bodily alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above**. Alternatively, intoxicated could also mean the alcohol substantially and materially effected the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle.
Visibly Impaired means the driver ingested alcohol that hindered or impaired his ability to operate the vehicle and that impairment would be visible by a reasonable person. There is no “legal limit” number that is associated with operating whicle impaired.
** Blood alcohol content is expressed in grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.
If you are facing DUI charges, contact the Michigan drunk driving attorneys for assistance with your case.