Strictest DUI law in country to take effect

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New Year’s Eve revelers in Utah have a bigger reason to not drink and drive this year.

The state is poised to implement the nation’s strictest DUI law on December 30 – lowering the blood-alcohol content limit to 0.05.

All other states continue to hold a 0.08 limit for non-commercial drivers over 21.

The new law also states that anyone who drives a vehicle over the limit and crashes – resulting in the death of another – will be charged with a felony.

In 2016, the latest year for which the NHTSA has available data, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes.
 

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