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GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL TO KEEP MORE STRICT DRUNK DRIVING THRESHOLD (AUDIO)

CRAIG ROUTZAHN

Fri, 10 May 2013 07:51:27 EDT

 


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     REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER SIGNED LEGISLATION THAT WILL PREVENT A SCHEDULED RISE IN MICHIGAN'S BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT LIMIT FOR DRIVERS.
THE BILLS KEEP THE LEGAL LIMIT FOR DRIVERS' BLOOD-ALCOHOL CONTENT AT 0.08 PERCENT. THE LIMIT IS SET TO REVERT BACK TO 0.10 PERCENT IN OCTOBER BECAUSE OF A SUNSET PROVISION IN CURRENT STATE LAW. STATE REPRESENTATIVE ANDREA LaFONTAINE SAID SHE WAS PLEASED TO HAVE HER LEGISLATION SIGNED IN TO LAW. SHE WAS MADE AWARE OF THE PENDING SUNSET CLAUSE BY A CONSTITUENT IN HER DISTRICT...

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    THE COLUMBUS TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN ADDED ITS A MEASURE TO HELP KEEP PEOPLE ON THE ROAD, SAFE...

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     THE STATE ALSO WOULD HAVE LOST MORE THAN $50 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE STATE'S HIGHWAYS IF THE LIMIT RISES TO 0.10 PERCENT.   MICHIGAN REDUCED THE LIMIT TO 0.08 PERCENT IN 2003. SUPPORTERS SAY THAT HAS LED TO A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN THE DRUNKEN DRIVING DEATHS ACROSS THE STATE.

   

 

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