INDIANAPOLIS — Some key Indiana legislators say it’s unlikely that the state will any time soon go along with a federal safety board’s recommendation that the threshold for drunken driving be cut nearly in half.
National Transportation Safety Board says drunken-driving deaths could be reduced if states lowered the current 0.08 blood-alcohol level for driving to 0.05 percent.
State Sen. Tom Wyss of Fort Wayne pushed for more than a decade for the law that lowered Indiana’s drunken-driving level to 0.08 percent in 2001. Wyss tells the Evansville Courier & Press it would be “nearly impossible” to win approval for a 0.05 percent law in Indiana.
House transportation committee chairman Ed Soliday of Valparaiso tells The Times of Munster he wants more research showing a lower limit will reduce crash deaths.
— Associated Press