Rochester Cops Could Be Allowed to Cite 'Super Drunks'

Also at tonight's meeting, Rochester City Council will welcome back police officer Matthew Gorman from Afghanistan.

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 .


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