that would lower North Dakota's legal blood-alcohol limit
for drunken driving convictions from 0.10 percent to 0.08
is headed to the governor for final approval, the Bismarck
bill also retains federal highway dollars.
passed the Senate March 26 by a 39 to 7 vote. The House has
already approved the bill.
Peace Garden State is under a federal mandate to toughen
its drunken driving penalties or face the loss of millions
in highway funds, the newspaper reported. North Dakota could
lose almost $3.2 million in highway aid this year unless
it lowers the limit to 0.08 by October.