Lowering the level for a DUI

Most states set the level for “driving under the influence” at .08. Now Federal authorities are considering a recommendation to states that the threshold be dropped to .05. According to the National Transportation Board staffers, it would mean that a woman weighing less than 120 pounds would reach the .05 level after one drink. A 160 pound man could handle only 2 drinks before being at risk for driving drunk. If you’d seen the alcohol related deaths and injuries I’ve seen as a reporter with WSB-Television, there would likely be no doubt about how you’d vote if you were a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.


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