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Report: House Votes To Keep .08 BAC Limit For Drivers In Place

Michigan Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit Michigan's legal limit for blood alcohol content level while driving would reportedly stay 0.08 under a pair of bills approved by the state House Tuesday.

The House approved the bills 106-1 on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. The legislation next goes to the Senate for consideration.

The Associated Press reports the limit is set to return to 0.10 in 2018, putting federal funding at risk unless lawmakers act.

Reps. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp., and Patrick Green, D-Warren, the sponsors of the legislation, said the legislation is about keeping Michigan roads safer.

"Our roads are becoming safer with every year at the 0.08 standard," Kesto said in a statement, obtained by MLive Media Group. "Without these two bills, we'd be allowing BAC to increase to 0.10 and people would be encouraged to drink more before driving. That's a dangerous message to send, one that Rep. Green and myself have no interest in allowing."

Legislators first moved to the 0.08 blood-alcohol level in 2003 but have twice put a sunset provision in the law so the issue is revisited, according to the AP.

According to Michigan's Office of Highway Safety Planning there were 14,547 crashes that involved alcohol in 2004, after the new limit was first introduced. In 2016, that number was 9,636.

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Statute of Limitations in Michigan Drunk Driver Accident Cases

There are strict time limitations for filing drunk driving accident claims and No-Fault Insurance claims in Michigan. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever.

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