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Q: I've heard the expression dry reckless - what does that mean?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: In a nutshell, you can be charged with reckless driving without drinking.

Frank B. Ford
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Frank B. Ford
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Dearborn Heights, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I wonder if what you have heard of is actually "wet reckless", which is not used in Michigan, but I believe it is used in Ohio and some other states. It is a reduced charge from a drunk driving charge. In Michigan, we simply have "Reckless Driving", which is willful or wanton disregard for life or property. If there is drinking involved, the charge will almost always be some type of drinking and driving charge, and not Reckless Driving. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford

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