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DUI: Blood-alcohol level seems irrelevant

Letter by Robert D. Bryson, Puyallup on May 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm with No Comments »
May 15, 2013 2:20 pm

I’m confused a bit about the lowering of the limit that determines if one is intoxicated or not. A legal limit of .05 versus .08 blood alcohol really doesn’t make a lot of difference or a lot of sense.

Every time, without fail to my recollection, people who are involved in accidents or fatalities are well over the .08 limit. No one has shown me where there was an accident or a fatality that the blood alcohol level was at or under .08 and was the cause of the incident.

What is the push for lowering the limit really about? More money? More Police? More control? Seems like a waste of time and money to me.

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