The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over spring campaign kicks off Thursday. Judge Geno Salomone stood in front of law enforcement officers talking about case after case of drunk drivers who went before him in court this week. He tells Michigan News Network he advised them to get help.
“We hope that, first, you make the decision not to drink and drive,” Salomone said. “Second, if you do and if there is a substance abuse problem, if there is an addiction problem, you reach out and try to get into a sobriety program so we can change your life.”
Fines start for drunk driving start at $500 and go up into the thousands. That’s not to mention the jail time, suspended license, and other penalties.