As highlighted previously on DrinksReform.org, Utah's legislature was considering a controversial bill to lower the blood-alcohol limit; this legislation has now been signed by the governor and will become law:
"Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday signed the controversial bill that lowers the legal blood-alcohol limit to .05 percent, stressing repeatedly it is an issue of public safety.
"Herbert said earlier in the day during his monthly press conference on KUED Ch. 7 that the decision came after thorough research and in consultation with multiple stakeholders.
"The governor said he will call a special session in August or September, however, "to address the unintended and collateral consequences" of the law, which will be the first in the country to lower the standard for impaired drivers from .08 percent when it takes effect Dec. 30, 2018..."