Hospitality Groups In Utah Critical Of The New Strictest Dui Threshold

July 17, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY – Hospitality groups in Utah are opposing the new strict 0.05 percent DUI threshold limit, saying that it will hurt the state’s hospitality industry.

Tourism and restaurant officials met with state lawmakers Wednesday afternoon. They criticized them for passing the law to drop the DUI threshold from 0.08 percent to 0.05 next year. According to critics, the law aims to target responsible people who may want to have a drink or two at dinner.

According to Gov. Gary Herbert, he signed the bill because he believes that it will save lives. However, he wants lawmakers to study whether the law will have any undesirable consequences.

However, despite the criticism, lawmakers say that they won’t be changing their decision to lower the legal blood alcohol limit. In fact, they are looking to ensure that the law is enforced uniformly.

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