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Two Drunk Drivers in Ypsilanti Have BAC Twice Legal Limit

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Ypsilanti drunk driving accident attorneyYPSILANTI -- Ypsilanti Police say they stopped two drivers Monday, Feb. 6, whose blood-alcohol levels were twice the legal limit, according to the Ann Arbor News.

At 1 a.m. at East Michigan Avenue and Ecorse Road, an officer pulled over a car for hazardous driving. The officer found the driver was intoxicated with a preliminary blood alcohol content of 0.16.

A half-hour later, at West Michigan Avenue and Hamilton Street in downtown Ypsilanti, another officer stopped a vehicle for going the wrong way on a one-way street. The driver also had a blood-alcohol content of 0.16.

Both drivers were arrested.

It's illegal to drive in Michigan with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. A first offense operating while intoxicated conviction carries a penalty of up to 93 days in jail, a fine and a 30-day license suspension.

A blood alcohol content of 0.17 or higher carries increased penalties under the so-called "super drunk" driving Michigan law.

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