There will soon be a smaller legal margin for error if you choose to drive drunk in the state of Utah.
FOX’s Gurnal Scott has the story:
Utah governor Gary Herbert says he plans to sign a bill dropping the legal blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05, making it the nation’s strictest threshold. Supporters say it’s a step that could reduce drunk driving accidents and deaths.
But after meeting with the governor this week, Michelle Corigliano, who represents Salt Lake City restauranteurs, says it could hurt business:
(Corigliano) “People will be fearful to go out to dinner and regular social behavior is going to be criminalized.”
The .05 limit has been endorsed by the National Transportation Safety Board. The change would not take effect until December 30 of 2018.
Gurnal Scott, FOX News.