Officers on watch for drunk drivers during the 4th of July

MARQUETTE — Holidays like the 4th of July can be fun, but that fun can also turn into a problem, especially on the roads.

The Marquette City Police is asking anyone who is celebrating 4th of July to not drink and drive. Officers will be on the lookout for anyone driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In Michigan, it is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.

Drivers can be arrested at any BAC level if an officer believes they are impaired.

“Walk home if needed and just don’t get behind a wheel of a vehicle if you have been drinking,” explained Cpt. Mike Laurila, Marquette City Police. “Obviously you put yourself at risk and you put others and their safety at risk. We just want everybody to be safe and have an enjoyable and responsible 4th of July holiday season.”

So have a plan to get home safely and drink responsibly on the holiday.