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Michigan House votes to continue 0.08 drunken driving limit

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on September 13, 2017 – 12:14 amNo Comment
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Legislation moving forward in Michigan’s Legislature would continue the state’s 0.08 blood-alcohol limit for drunken driving until 2023.

The limit is set to return to 0.10 in 2018, putting federal funding at risk unless lawmakers act.

Legislators first moved to the 0.08 blood-alcohol level in 2003 but have twice put a sunset provision in the law so the issue is revisited.

The House approved the bills 106-1 Tuesday.  The legislation next goes to the Senate for consideration.

One of the sponsors, Republican Rep. Klint Kesto of Commerce Township in Oakland County, says “our roads are becoming safer every year with the 0.08 standard” and allowing the limit to rise to 0.10 would send a “dangerous message.”

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