By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Jan. 2, 2020
Huron Township Police made several impaired driving related arrests on New Year’s Eve.
The department’s Traffic Services Unit conducted a proactive operation specifically targeting impaired drivers during the holiday.
33 drivers were pulled over during the operation.
One driver was arrested for drunken driving, and another driver was arrested for drunken driving after causing a single vehicle crash.
One driver was charged with child endangerment related to impaired driving.
One arrest was made for open intoxicants in a motor vehicle, and another driver was arrested for driving on a suspended license.
“Nationally, New Year’s Eve is one of the deadliest days of the year as it relates to vehicle crashes involving impaired drivers. We remain committed to being proactive in our community,” said Everette Robbins, Huron director of public safety.
In 2018, one person was killed every 50 minutes by a drunk driver on our nation’s roads, according to the Office of Highway Safety Planning.
During last year’s Christmas holiday, there were 13 fatal crashes in Michigan, with nine crashes involving alcohol.
Over the New Year’s holiday last year, there were nine fatal crashes, with one crash involving alcohol.