Strictest DUI Law in the United States
People in Utah may think twice about having that extra drink before driving home from their New Year's Eve parties.
According to WILX News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, Starting December 30, Utah will lower its blood alcohol content limit to 0.05, the strictest DUI standard in the nation.
The new law also states that anyone who operates a motor vehicle in a negligent manner, causing the death of another and has a blood alcohol concentration of .05 grams or greater, will have committed a criminal homicide, a felony.
The state says its seen an average of 29 DUI arrests every day for the last five years, a total of more than 54,400 arrests.
All other states continue to hold a 0.08 limit for non-commercial drivers over the age of 21, a level the National Transportation Safety Board has been pushing to lower for years.