Lawmakers advance bill to lower legal blood alcohol level

A legislative committee in Hartford narrowly advanced a bill to lower the legal blood alcohol level to .05.

John Craven and Larry Epstein

Mar 19, 2024, 12:27 AM

Updated 31 days ago

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A legislative committee in Hartford narrowly advanced a bill to lower the legal blood alcohol level to .05.
They also approved an alternative proposal that creates a lesser charge called "Driving While Ability Impaired" that would result in a penalty, which is more like a traffic infraction.
"I'm not sure whether this is going to save a single life, whereas the other, my amendments, I'm positive would save lives," says Rep. Thomas O’Dea.
O’Dea has introduced a bill cracking down on people who drive while high on cannabis.


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