Does Utah’s New DUI Law Hurt Tourism?


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Only time will show whether or not raising the legal limit from .05 to .08 will make a difference in reducing the number of fatalities caused by drunk drivers or the number of DUI crashes overall. Have you been involved in a car accident involving a drunk driver? Speak to a Salt Lake City DUI attorney from Jardine Law Offices, P.C., to get a free consultation. For more information:


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Does Utah ’s New DUI Law Hurt Tourism

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Utah ’s new .05 DUI law has yet to be enforced. But it has already caused a swell of controversy throughout the state and even across the nation. While most states have .08 blood alcohol limit for DUI Utah ’s drunk driving laws will become the toughest in the nation.

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“ Does .05 Make Utah ’s Roadways Safer One of the biggest debates over the new DUI is whether it will reduce the number of accidents and fatalities caused by drunk drivers. The facts have yet to be seen. But proponents of the bill cite research conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board which indicates unsafe alcohol impairment begins with a .05 BAC blood alcohol concentration.

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“ Food and Beverage Industry Fighting Back Among the biggest opponents of the-the new law is the American Beverage Institute a Washington D.C. lobbying group. The ABI has already taken aggressive measures to voice its displeasure. Over the past few months the group has launched an ad campaign condemning those who support the law including its creator Senator Jim Dabakis.

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Is .05 Drunk The .05 law is similar to those found in Europe. However many European nations do not have a legal drinking age. It is also important to understand two different people could consume the same amount of alcohol and yet have totally different blood alcohol level. A heavier person is able to consume more alcohol than someone who is thin. Men tend to have greater alcohol tolerance than their female counterparts.

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The Consequences of a DUI The objective of the new law is to save lives. Although it is debatable whether lowering the blood alcohol level will make Utah ’s roads safer there is little question it will probably result in a greater amount of DUI arrests. Just one drunk driving arrest can bring severe consequences. It can cost a person their driver ’s license their job and even their freedom.

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“ Facing Charges of DUI in Utah If you are facing charges of DUI in Utah it is vital to fighting them as quickly and aggressively as possible. Salt Lake City DUI defense attorney Joseph Jardine understands the challenges and obstacles each of his client ’s faces. Do not take chances on your legal representation. Contact the Jardine Law Offices P.C. to schedule a free initial consultation.

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“ Contact Jardine Law Offices P. C. Address: 825 N. 300 W. Ste N-224 Salt Lake City Utah 84103 Phone: 801-451-9555 Website:

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