Michigan DUI Quiz

Few people understand much about Michigan's drunk driving laws and procedures. This quiz tests your understanding of different subjects regarding drinking and driving in Michigan. Test your knowledge on this subject to see where you stand!

Do you understand Michigan drunk driving law? Think you can answer a few questions on this subject? See where you stand in your legal and technical understanding on Michigan DUI laws!

Created by: William Maze of Michigan Drunk Driving Blog
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1. Michigan law states that:
it is a crime to drink alcoholic beverages and then drive a motor vehicle.
it is a crime to drink alcoholic beverages and then operate a motor vehicle.
it is legal to drink alcoholic beverages and then operate a motor vehicle, but only if not impaired.
it is legal to drink alcoholic beverages and then operate a motor vehicle, but only on private property.
drinking and driving is against the law.
2. A completely sober motorist is:
28 times more likely to be killed by a drunk driver than a sober driver.
10 times more likely to be killed by a drunk driver than a sober driver.
equally likely to be killed by a sober driver as a drunk driver.
10 times more likely to be killed by a sober driver than a drunk driver.
28 times more likely to be killed by a sober driver than a drunk driver.
3. A serious drunk driving accident statistically involves a drunk driver with a blood alcohol level of:
.05
.08
.10
.12
.17
4. Choose the best answer to the following question. If a person drinks on an empty stomach, that person will:
absorb the alcohol more quickly.
absorb the alcohol more slowly.
get a lot more intoxicated.
take longer to sober up.
reach a higher BAC.
5. Assuming averages, if a woman weighing 150 lbs. and a man weighing 150 lbs. drink the same amount of alcohol during the same time period, then:
the woman will have a higher blood alcohol level.
the man will have a higher blood alcohol level.
the couple will have the same blood alcohol level.
we cannot tell because we don't know what the couple was drinking.
6. Assuming an average woman, if a woman weighing 125 lbs. drinks consistently over a four hour period, she is over the legal limit if she has consumed:
two 12 fl.oz. beers with 4% alcohol by volume.
three 12 fl.oz. beers with 4% alcohol by volume.
four 12 fl.oz. beers with 4% alcohol by volume.
five 12 fl.oz. beers with 4% alcohol by volume.
six 12 fl.oz. beers with 4% alcohol by volume.
7. Assuming the average woman’s average boyfriend weighs 180 lbs. and he drank six 12 fl.oz. beers with 4% alcohol by volume over four hours. He is:
under the legal limit.
at the legal limit.
over the legal limit.
clearly over the legal limit.
excessively over the legal limit.
8. A person can sober up by:
eating food.
exercising or running.
taking a quick nap.
drinking coffee.
waiting.
9. Which of the following is NOT a clue that driver might be intoxicated?
Swerving.
Speeding over the legal limit.
Driving 10 mph below the legal limit.
Driving with headlights off at night.
Rapid acceleration.
10. Pick the one answer that is NOT true to complete this sentence. Sobriety checkpoints are:
a useful law enforcement tool and catch numerous drunk drivers.
unlawful under Michigan’s constitution.
a useful way of generating traffic tickets and searching vehicles for contraband but few drunks are ever detected.
occasionally manned by non-police officers, including members of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
are no longer used by Michigan police officers.
11. A police officer can tell if a person is intoxicated by:
a strong odor of intoxicants.
red, bloodshot eyes.
slurred speech.
all of the above.
none of the above.
12. The NHTSA standardized field sobriety tests used by Michigan police officers are:
heel to toe, finger-to-nose, and backwards alphabet.
alphabet, counting backwards, and walk and turn.
finger-count, finger-to-nose, and horizontal gaze nystagmus.
finger-to-nose, romberg, and horizontal gaze nystagmus.
walk and turn, one leg stand, and horizontal gaze nystagmus,
13. If you refuse a preliminary breath test (PBT) by a police officer, you will:
face a fine of $100 to $200, but no points or loss of license.
face a fine of $100 to $200, and six points will be placed on your license.
lose your license for six months, and six points will be placed on your license.
lose your license for one year, and six points will be placed on your license.
face additional criminal penalties.
14. For evidential breath testing, Michigan uses:
the Alco-Sensor III
the EC/IR
the Breathalyzer
the Intoxilyzer 5000
the Lifeloc FC10
the BAC Datamaster
15. The most accurate method to determine a person’s blood alcohol level is through:
field sobriety tests.
a preliminary breath test.
an evidential breath test.
a blood test.
a urine test.
16. Choose the BEST answer. If a hospital performs an analysis of a person’s blood to determine the amount alcohol using serum or plasma, then:
the test results are accurate.
the test results are more accurate than a breath test.
the test results are likely higher that a whole blood analysis.
the test results are likely lower than the actual BAC.
the test results are not admissible because of HIPAA rules.
17. If a police officer places a person under arrest for drunk driving and requires the driver to submit to a breath test at the police station, then:
the driver can refuse the test and demand a blood test.
the driver will lose driving privileges for one year and six points will be added to the license if the driver refuses.
the driver may demand that an attorney be present during the breath testing process.
the driver will face additional criminal penalties if the driver fails to submit to the breath test.
the driver will lose his or her right to drive immediately.
18. Under Michigan law, the strong odor of intoxicants on a driver's breath means:
that the driver has consumed alcohol, but without more, the officer cannot do anything about it.
the officer has adequate cause to request that the driver perform field sobriety tests.
the officer may force the driver to perform field sobriety tests.
the officer can require the driver to submit to a PBT.
the officer has adequate cause to arrest the driver of the motor vehicle.
that the driver has been drinking and driving and has broken the law.
19. A police officer is trained to describe the odor of intoxicants as "weak, moderate, or strong." The difference between these three means:
that the driver has consumed less if the odor is weak and more if it is strong.
that the driver has drank beer if the odor is weak and hard liquor if it is strong.
that the driver has drank too much if the odor is strong.
that the driver is probably not intoxicated if the odor is weak.
that the driver has possibly consumed alcoholic beverages prior to personal contact with the officer.
that the driver is drunk.
20. Michigan's drunk driving statute states that if a person is arrested for drunk driving and submits to the officer's chemical test, the driver has the right to an independent test at his or her own expense. This means:
that the driver may refuse the officer's test and demand a blood test.
that if the driver doesn't say anything, he or she does not have to take the test.
that the driver may have a local hospital perform a blood test if the driver first submits to the officer's chemical test.
that if the officer fails to read Miranda rights, nothing can be used against the motorist.
21. If an officer refuses to permit a Michigan motorist the right to an independent chemical test even though the driver submitted to the officer's requested test, the remedy is:
that the jury will be told that the officer violated the driver's rights.
that the police administered tests will be suppressed because the driver was not allowed to obtain exculpatory evidence.
that the case will be dismissed because the driver was not allowed to obtain exculpatory evidence.
that the officer will be disciplined.
22. True or False: a Michigan police officer must advise a suspected driver of his or her Miranda rights before questioning the motorist during the roadside investigation?
True
False
23. If a person is convicted of drunk driving ___ times within ___ years, the driver's license is revoked permanently, but they are eligible to reapply after 1 year.
3 times within 10 years
2 times within 5 years
2 times within 7 years
3 times within 15 years
4 times within 20 years
24. If a person's license is revoked, they cannot:
drive without an interlock breath testing device installed on the car.
drive unless in connection with work, court or substance abuse treatment.
drive at all.
drive outside working hours on weekdays.
25. The person in charge of Michigan's breath testing program is:
chairperson of the Department of Health.
an employee with the Department of Health.
a toxicologist.
a commander with the Michigan State Police.
a lieutenant with the Michigan State Police.
a sergeant with the Michigan State Police.
26. True or False: A driver who has not consumed any alcohol can still be convicted of drunk driving.
True
False
27. True or False: A person who has any marijuana in his or her body is considered legally drunk under Michigan law, even if that person is driving perfectly.
True
False
28. True or False: any person who takes prescribed medication (even if it doesn't diminish driving abilities) is at risk of being convicted of drunk driving because that person has taken a "controlled substance."
True
False
29. True or False: A person who is falling down and hardly able to stand up after ingesting a substance that is not illegal or proscribed cannot be convicted of drunk driving.
True
False
30. The Drug Recognition Expert program has developed a specialized form of field sobriety tests to determine whether a person is under the influence of certain drugs. Michigan has:
0 active DRE officers.
15 active DRE officers.
50 active DRE officers.
over a hundred DRE officers.

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