legal blood-alcohol concentration limit will be lowered under legislation
signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The new law complies with a federal
requirement to lower the permissible blood-alcohol level to avoid
losing millions in highway aid.
lowers the state’s drunken driving standard from 0.10 percent to
0.08. It also helps the state avoid losing $9.2 million of its federal
highway dollars next year, Grand Rapids’ WOOD TV reported.
2000 federal law requires each state’s legislature to adopt the
0.08 limit by 2004 or lose 2 percent of its federal highway money.
new law takes effect Sept. 30.