Utah's plans to revisit DUI law change are now on hold

Utah recently passed a controversial DUI law that lowered the blood alcohol level for a DUI violation to .05 from .08. After the change drew ire from critics--including the president of MADD--Utah government officials suggested they would revisit the policy change. Those plans appear to be on hold now, according to Utah Policy:

"When the controversial 0.05 percent DUI bill passed the end of the 2017 Legislature, Gov. Gary Herbert signed it into law saying he’d call a summer special session – perhaps in July – to revisit the whole issue of drinking and driving in Utah.

Well, the July legislative interim day will pass next week without such a special session.

And now House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, tells UtahPolicy that there may not even be a special session on the 0.05 percent bill this year – the matter will just be dealt with in the January-March 2018 general session.

Herbert now tells UtahPolicy that he, too, doesn’t see the need for a special session on the DUI bill..."

Read more here: http://www.utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/13794-lawmakers-say-they-re-in-no-hurry-to-fix-05-dui-law

Drinks Reform previously covered the Utah DUI law here and here.