MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –Bar owners and other licensed beverage sellers are wasting no time in opposing a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board that Michigan and other states reduce it’s maximum blood alcohol level for drivers 0.05.
Currently it’s 0.08 and that had only been reduced in recent years from 0.10.
Scott Ellis of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association says another reduction is not the answer to drunken driving problems, adding that it only serves to create an “unnecessary fear among responsible consumers.” Instead he says the focus should be on repeat offenders and those caught with levels above 0.10.
Ellis adds that their group, which has lobbyists in Washington, will work to discourage Congress from making 0.05 a requirement.
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