introduced in the Ohio House and Senate lowers the legal
blood-alcohol limit for drivers and at the same time recovers
valuable federal dollars.
defines the standard for drunken driving as 0.10 percent
blood alcohol content. HB55 and SB32 would set the limit
at 0.08, as mandated by a 2000 federal law.
said lowering the limit was necessary to avoid losing out
on federal highway dollars.
has forfeited $6 million per year since 1998 and risks losing
$120 million in federal highway funds in the next four years,
according to local media.
2000 federal law requires each state’s legislature to adopt
the 0.08 limit by 2004 or lose 2 percent of its highway money.