15 minutes: The waiting game
Michigan Law requires that prior to the administration of a Datamaster test officers must monitor the person submitting to the test for the 15 minutes prior to the datamaster administration. A datamaster is a test that is often times administered at the jail after an individual has been arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Liquor. While Datamaster results are admissible in any civil or criminal case, the admissibility is not absolute. Datamaster results are admisi
Michigan Drunk Driving Law Changes....In Favor of the Driver?
Michigan Public Act 315, of the 2014 Legislative Session, which amends M.C.L. 257.625a, was intended to help officers make more drugged driving arrests. But the new law, which was effective January 12, 2015 is making things more difficult for prosecutors. Before the amendment, Michigan law permitted a police officer require a driver submit to a preliminary chemical breath analysis if the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person was operating a motor vehicle w