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The House of Representatives struck down a measure lowering the drunk driving limit

April 8, 1998
By: Adrienne Huth
State Capital Bureau

The House of Representatives defeated a measure lowering the drunk driving limit on Wednesday. Adrienne Huth has more.

The measure would change the limit from .10 to .08. The sponsor of the legislation, Representative Mike Schilling says lowering the limit would help curb the problem.

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"A lot of people in the Chamber feel .08 is a too extreme measure. It would hurt social drinking. I don't agree with that."

Opponents of the bill say lowering the limit would not have an impact on offenders. Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Adrienne Huth.


Lawmakers struck down a measure lowering the legal limit for drunk driving offenses. Adrienne Huth has the story.

The proposal would lower the limit from .10 to .08. Representative Don Koller of Summersville says it will not have an impact on offenders.

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"If we're going to be serious as legislators and take them off the roads and save lives and make our roads safer...let's send that message to the people...You're not going to drive if you're drinking."

Representative Mike Schilling of Springfield, sponsor of the legislation says lowering the limit would reduce the number of drunk driving offenses. He plans to bring the measure up again. Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Adrienne Huth.


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