Final Vote on Extending Current BAC in Michigan Expected

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)The Michigan Senate this morning moved into position for a final vote on legislation that would temporarily extend Michigan’s drunken driving threshold at a blood alcohol level of .08.

Under the current law, the level declines to .10 on October 1. The proposal before lawmakers, if approved, would keep it at .08 until 2018. The bill has already passed the house.

Supporters of the bill say the .08 level makes roads safer, and allows Michigan to avoid being penalized six percent of its federal road funding, which translates to about $50 million dollars.

Quick passage is expected.

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