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 Tribune reported.
also retains federal highway dollars.
passed the Senate March 26 by a 39 to 7 vote. The House has already approved
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.