Delaware lawmakers may reopen DUI talks

| 9/4/2003

The Delaware Senate could reopen discussion later this month on a bill that would lower the state’s drunken-driving threshold.

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner is calling Senators back to the Capitol Sept. 24 to vote on two judicial nominees, The News Journal reported. The recall also would allow lawmakers to vote on lowering the blood alcohol limit from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent by Sept. 30.

If the state doesn’t lower the limit by the end of the month, it stands to lose $1.6 million in federal highway funds. The penalty increases in future years.

HB111 passed the House in April, but it has languished since then in the Senate Judiciary Committee.