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3:21 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Michigan House Votes To Keep 0.08% Alcohol Law

The Michigan House has passed legislation that would prevent a scheduled rise in the state's blood-alcohol limit for drivers.

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The bills approved unanimously Wednesday would keep the legal limit for drivers' blood-alcohol content at 0.08 percent. The limit is set to revert back to 0.10 percent in October because of a sunset provision in current state law.

Republican Representative Klint Kesto of Commerce Township in Oakland County is sponsoring one of the bills. He says the state would lose more than $50 million in federal funding if the limit rises to 0.10 percent.

He says since Michigan has implemented a 0.08 percent limit, there has been a significant drop in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

The bills now head to the Senate.