Michigan lawmakers seek to drop BAC limit for boaters
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, 30 March 2013 07:02

LANSING, Mich. (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 Reps. Matt Lori of Constantine and Dave Pagel of Berrien Springs and Democratic Rep. Andrew Kandrevas of Southgate. 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.

Pagel says in a statement that snowmobilers "should be held to the same standards as drivers when it comes to alcohol consumption."

Lori says the bills would improve the safety of Michigan's lakes, snowmobile routes and off-road trails.

___

Online:

House Bills 4441-4446: http://1.usa.gov/173oxri


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

Front Page Stories

Lake Twp. raises stink over trash collection
04/16/2014 | DEBBIE ROGERS Sentinel Staff Writer

MILLBURY - A new trash collection company in Lake Township is off to a stinky start.
But representati [ ... ]


N.B. hires full-time EMS chief
04/16/2014 | Sentinel-Tribune Staff
article thumbnail

NORTH BALTIMORE - The village has hired a full-time, interim EMS Chief.
Following a 30- [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles