DUI

There will be a rally Friday, March 17, at noon at the Utah State Capitol to protest House Bill 155.  That's the bill the legislature just passed that lowers the drunk driving blood alcohol content limit for drivers to .05 from .08.  Governor Herbert has not signed the bill yet.  And a big effort is underway to keep him from doing so.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:  

On Wednesday, the Utah Legislature passed HB 155 which lowers the legal Blood Alcohol Content, or BAC,  from .08  to .05. The law will take effect December 30th 2018.  It will make Utah the only state in the country with this low of a limit.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Utah is one step closer to being the first state to lower the blood alcohol limit for drivers to .05.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

Drop In Utah Alcohol DUI Deaths In 2012

Oct 16, 2013

  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -  A new state report shows the number of deaths in Utah caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol was cut in half in 2012.

The preliminary report from the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shows alcohol-related DUI deaths fell from 39-20 last year from the previous year.

Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council Director Mary Lou Emerson presented the report to lawmakers Wednesday.

Emerson said the drop in alcohol-related deaths is good news but "even one death due to DUI is one too many."

Group Pushes For Lower DUI Standard In Utah

Oct 14, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A group in Salt Lake City pushes for a lower DUI standard in the state. Lynn Ware Peek has more.