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Tougher drunken-driving threshold recommended

Published 05/14/2013, INFORUM

WASHINGTON – States should cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half – from .08 blood alcohol level to .05 – matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries, a federal safety board recommended Tuesday. That’s about one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 pounds, two for a 160-pound man.

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