Rochester City Council will consider tonight an ordinance that would allow the city to prosecute "super drunks."
In February, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law that allows for local penalties against extremely drunken drivers; previously, such cases could only be handled under state law and cities like Rochester could not issue citations for these offenses.
"Super drunks" are drivers who have a blood alcohol content of 0.17 — twice the legal limit.
Rochester City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the . The meeting is open to the public.
Also tonight, council members will present a "Blue Star" flag to Officer Matthew Gorman, who returned from a year in Afghanistan ().
Also on the agenda:
- A request for Girls Night Out downtown on May 17.
- A request for Movies in the Moonlight downtown this summer.
- A contract for city sewer line maintenance services.
- Installation of an automated security gate at the Department of Public Works.
- A presentation about , a public art display planned for downtown Rochester.
- A liquor license transfer application for .