Michigan Zero Tolerance Law Applies to Drivers Under Age 21

For drivers who have reached the legal drinking age of 21, “drunk driving” generally means driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher. However, for drivers under the age of 21, the state of Michigan has adopted a zero tolerance policy. Drivers under the legal drinking age who are found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.02 to 0.07 can be charged with a zero tolerance offense.

A first-time zero tolerance offense does not include jail time, but a defendant may be sentenced to up to 360 hours of community service and fined $250, along with a 30-day driver’s license … read more