On New Year’s Eve, as people across the country raise a glass or two to toast the end of one year and the beginning of another, residents of Utah probably will have to decline that last drink if they want to drive home afterward.
The state plans to impose the country’s strictest limit for alcohol consumption before driving, making the new blood alcohol limit .05, down from the .08 standard nationwide. The measure — slated to take effect Dec. 30 — has prompted some criticism and spurred new training for law enforcement officials, but if it helps reduce drunken-driving deaths, other states could take notice.
State Rep Norm Thurston, sponsor of the bill, joins Rod on today's show to discuss the new law.
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