drunk driving expungement

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette County’s chief prosecutor supports Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of a bill to expunge the records of first-time convicted drunk drivers.

Matt Wiese says drunk driving is one of the few crimes that is “results-based;” the driver could arrive home safely, he or she could cause an accident, or someone could be killed in a crash. Wiese believes expunging an operating while intoxicated offense minimizes the seriousness of the crime.

LANSING, MI--   The recent veto of a bill that would have allowed first-time offenders convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) to have their convictions set aside is a disservice to those who have paid their debts to society, said Sen. Ed McBroom and Rep. Beau LaFave.