Health & Medical Addiction & Recovery

Michigan Drunk Driving Law

Updated February 09, 2014.

Here are highlights from Michigan law on driving while intoxicated (MI Vehicle Code sections 257.625 to 257.626c). Click on the links for further explanation of the legal terms associated with drunk driving in Michigan.

'Per Se' BAC Level: .08

Zero Tolerance BAC Level: .02

Enhanced Penalty BAC Level: None

Implied Consent Law: Yes

License Suspension 1st Offense: 6 months

License Suspension 2nd Offense: 1 year

License Suspension 3rd Offense: Varies

Mandatory Jail Time after 2nd offense: Yes

Mandatory Alcohol Education: Yes

Mandatory Assessment/Treatment: Yes

Possible Ignition Interlock: After 2nd offense

Possible Vehicle Confiscation: After 2nd offense

Hardship License while license suspended: No

Open Container Law: For driver and passenger

These are highlights of the main provisions of Michigan law pertaining to drunk driving. Other factors can increase the penalties for drunk driving, such as if an injury or death occurred or if a child was endangered.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Michigan, contact an attorney in your area to determine you rights and responsibilities.

Source: MI Vehicle Code sections 257.625 to 257.626c

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