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Public Intoxication: Facts You Need to Know this Weekend

Public Intoxication

Posted 6 years ago by Detroit Bail Bonds

Memorial weekend, the unofficial start of summer here in Michigan! And that means the opening of local beaches, live music, backyard barbecues, and finally taking your boat out on the water around Port Huron. No doubt, alcohol consumption will be a part of many of these Memorial Day celebrations. Within reason, it can be an enjoyable part of parties and get-togethers. When it comes to public intoxication, however, many people find themselves ticketed, in jail, or worse.

When Public Intoxication is a Problem

No doubt, one of the most serious problems associated with intoxication is drunken driving. There were 1,064 traffic deaths in Michigan in 2016, and 271 of them involved alcohol.

Public Intoxication

If you plan to attend a party or other gathering, designate a driver ahead of time who will remain sober for the evening and ensure that you and others get home safely. Otherwise, you have the option of calling for transportation, such as through Uber. In addition to reducing the possibility of a drunken driving crashes, you don’t want to risk getting arrested for drunken driving.

In Michigan, you are considered intoxicated if you have a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher. Minors under the age of 21 are not allowed to drink at all (although there is a provision for a very small amount of alcohol in order for minors to be able to participate in religious ceremonies).

Beyond drunken driving, an officer may ticket you for drunken walking. If you appear intoxicated and are walking in a public place, you could be charged with a misdemeanor. This is especially true if you are disturbing the public or pose a danger to yourself or others.

Of course, public intoxication may lead to a variety of other issues, such as physical violence or resisting arrest. In these cases, each situation would be treated based on a variety of factors related to the incident.

How to Get Help

If you are charged with any of these crimes, consult with an attorney immediately. If you need a bail bond agent, we are here 24 hours a day, 7 days week. Contact one of our Port Huron bail bond agents through our website, by phone at (810) 605-5555, or by email at

Remembering the True Meaning of Memorial Day

As you celebrate the start of the summer season, don’t forget to remember all of those who lost their lives in order to protect our rights and our country.

One way to do so is by attending a local Memorial Day Parade. The city of Port Huron’s Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. May 28 in downtown Port Huron, but there are many others throughout St. Clair County. Check local listings to find one near you.

Have a fun, safe, and meaningful Memorial Day weekend!


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