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Canton Public Safety

Posted on: November 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Police Department directs efforts toward impaired drivers this holiday season

November 15, 2018, Canton, MI - In an effort to keep the roadways safe this holiday season, the Canton Police Department is conducting special traffic enforcements directed at identifying motorists who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  These community-wide enforcement's began in November and will continue into early January.

Along with this special traffic enforcement blitz, the department is utilizing all media methods available to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving, and encouraging them to take advantage of alternate methods of travel if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

In Michigan, a driver can be arrested for impaired driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.  An OWI conviction comes with numerous penalties including fines, legal fees, driver responsibility fees, court costs and higher insurance rates. 

“By advertising our directed enforcement efforts, we are attempting to discourage drivers from getting behind the wheel and potentially causing harm, or even death, to themselves and/or other motorists on the road,” said Chad Baugh, Deputy Director of Police.


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