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Michigan rules on drunk driving in driveway

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The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday about drunk driving in home driveways.

The case goes back several years when in 2014 officers went to the home of a Northville man responding to noise complaints from neighbors.

They said he was driving his Cadillac in and out of his garage with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.

It had long been up for debate if he, and others in a similar situation, could be charged.

On Tuesday, the Michigan Supreme Court overruled the lower court's opinion and said yes, they could be given a DUI.

According to the state's supreme court, since a driveway is "generally accessible to motor vehicles," under state law it's unlawful to be drunk behind the wheel. 

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