MICHIGAN (WJRT) -- (10/17/10) -- Beginning Oct.31, Michigan will join 45 other states in imposing stricter penalties for first-time drunken drivers who register more than .17 on breathalyzer tests.
Punishment for being so-called "super drunk" includes 180 days in jail, as opposed to 93 for registering .16 and lower. Fines will also be higher.
Lawmakers and lawyers are at odds as to whether the initiative is necessary or overly harsh.
Source: WYRT-TV, http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/local&id=7729524