the threat of losing millions in federal transportation funds, Rhode
Island is among a handful of states seeking legislation to lower
the state’s blood-alcohol concentration limit from 0.10 percent
to 0.08, according to local media.
Island is one of only about 15 states yet to conform to national
pressure to approve the lower limit. The Ocean State has so far
resisted a 2-year-old federal law requiring all states to adopt
the 0.08 standard by October or risk losing millions in federal
introduced by Rep. Peter T. Ginaitt, D-Warwick, passed the House
March 13. It is in the Senate Judiciary Committee.