Groups Urge Lawmakers To Keep Current Drunk Driving Limit

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Several groups including Michigan State Police and Michigan's Mothers Against Drunk Driving are urging lawmakers to maintain the state's 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content driving threshold.
Michigan's House Judicial Committee took up a package of bills Wednesday that would keep the limit at 0.08 percent. It is scheduled to rise to 0.10 percent in October.
State police Legislative Liaison Dwayne Gill says studies show 0.08 laws contribute to a reduction in alcohol-related deaths.
Sherry McGee of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says a person's critical driving skills become impaired when they reach the 0.08 percent threshold.
If the bill isn't passed, Michigan could lose $50 million in federal funding for violating federal safety standards.
Republican Andrea La Fontaine of Columbus Township who sponsored one of the bills called it "common sense."

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  • by Lee on Feb 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM
    oops Sorry I read that wrong. It should be kept at .08 without a doubt. Thats what I get for thinking all politicians are bad....
  • by Lee on Feb 13, 2013 at 10:54 AM
    "Common sense"?? really, common sense should tell one not to drink and drive. Andrea Lafontaine is wrong! Maybe she should do a ride along with any ambulance service on a Friday or Saturday night and see the devastion first hand of drinking and driving. Where is her common sense??
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