blood alcohol limit

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Legislation moving forward in Michigan's Legislature would continue the state's 0.08 blood-alcohol limit for drunken driving until 2023. 

The limit is set to return to 0.10 in 2018, putting federal funding at risk unless lawmakers act.

Legislators first moved to the 0.08 blood-alcohol level in 2003 but have twice put a sunset provision in the law so the issue is revisited.

The House approved the bills 106-1 Tuesday. The legislation next goes to the Senate for consideration.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign bills subjecting boaters and snowmobilers to the same blood-alcohol limit as drivers. 

Bills approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate would set the legal limit at 0.08 instead of 0.10.

Snyder spokesman Dave Murray says the Michigan State Police want similar limits for operators of boats and land vehicles to ensure they're safe and not a danger to others.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan boaters and snowmobilers would be held to the same drunken driving standards as drivers under legislation introduced in the state House. 

The bipartisan package of bills was introduced by Republican Representatives Matt Lori and Dave Pagel and Democratic Representative Andrew Kandrevas. The legislation would set the legal blood-alcohol limit for boat, snowmobile and off-road vehicle operators at 0.08 percent.

The lawmakers say that under current law, people can legally operate snowmobiles and boats with a 0.10 blood-alcohol content.