Does Michigan Have DUI Checkpoints?

Does Michigan Have DUI Checkpoints?

by / Monday, 11 November 2013 / Published in Motor Vehicle Accidents, Tips

brown sign that says no alcoholic beverages

If you’re driving in Michigan, then you don’t have to worry that you’ll be stopped at a DUI investigative checkpoint.


Well the Michigan Supreme Court has given more protection to its citizens than the Supreme Court of the United States. The Supreme Court ruled that DUI checkpoints are legal searches in terms of the 4th amendment, but Michigan ruled that the DUI stops violated its state constitution.

What’s Michigan’s Search and Seizure provision of the constitution?

Sec. 11. The person, houses, papers and possessions of every person shall be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures. No warrant to search any place or to seize any person or things shall issue without describing them, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to bar from evidence in any criminal proceeding any narcotic drug, firearm, bomb, explosive or any other dangerous weapon, seized by a peace officer outside the curtilage of any dwelling house in this state.

Despite not having these types of restrictive checkpoints, Goodwin & Scieszka wants to remind all Michiganders that you should never drink and drive. Michigan’s legal driving limit is a .08.

Did you know that a person is killed in a drunk driving related accident every 90 seconds? 1 in 3 people will be involved in an alcohol related accident in their lifetime.

Goodwin & Scieszka is a personal injury law firm located in Southfield, Michigan. We’ve been fighting car, motorcycle, bus, and truck accidents for over 30 years in the Detroit and Metro Detroit areas. Many of these accidents involved drinking and driving. These accidents affect not only the families involved, but also the entire community.

If you’ve been injured because somebody stepped behind the wheel after drinking, then contact our firm and get the recovery that you deserve. We are tough on the person that injured you and compassionate for your pain and suffering. We’re a team built on experience that’s been recognized both nationally and in Michigan.

Call today and get the recovery that you deserve. And remember, don’t drink and drive.

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