Thu, 09 May 2013 16:56:05 GMT — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that will prevent a scheduled rise in Michigan's blood alcohol content limit for drivers. Snyder signed the legislation Thursday. The bills will keep the legal limit for drivers' blood-alcohol content at 0.08 percent. The limit was set to revert back to 0.10 percent in October because of a sunset provision in current state law. The state would have lost more than $50 million in federal funding for the state's highways if the limit would have risen to 0.10 percent. Michigan reduced the limit to 0.08 percent in 2003. Supporters said that has led to a significant drop in the drunken driving deaths across the state.
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