As I have mentioned before Utah will be the first in the nation to enact a 0.05% BAC DUI law. This new law will be the toughest law in the nation.
The new Utah DUI 0.05% Law will go into effect on December 30th this year.
Utah Highway Patrol Capt. Steve Winward who spoke to a legislative panel at the state Capitol had this to say:
“Our biggest thing is that we really don’t want to change the way we do business, we want to ensure that we are arresting those that are impaired for DUI, and not really focus on the number of .05, but on the impairment. We want to ensure that we are arresting those that are DUI. We want to educate troopers to focus on impairment and not the number 0.05. We’ve put together a task force on how we are going to usher this in. People think that you can only have one drink and you are over the 0.05, we want to dispel those myths. It’s going to work.”
Several Utah citizens already think that the new DUI law has already taken effect and have chosen to stop having drinks when they go out to dinner. Others who plan on drinking more have been using Lyft and other transportation services.
When you get pulled over for a DUI and whether you blow a 0.05%, 0.08%, or any other higher level BAC you could be subject to some heavy fines and penalties in Utah.
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