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Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

May 15, 2013
By JOAN LOWY , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON - States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half- from .08 blood alcohol level to .05-matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a federal safety board recommended Tuesday. That's about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 pounds, two for a 160-pound man.

 
 
 

 

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