Utah Reduces DUI Threshold to 0.05, the Lowest in U.S.

Mar 27, 2017

Utah’s governor has signed into law the toughest drunk-driving measure in the country.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Utah is the first state to lower its DUI threshold from 0.08 to 0.05 blood alcohol content, or BAC. However, many other nations have 0.05 as their threshold. The measure takes effect at the end of 2018, but Governor Gary Herbert says he is open to tweaking the law to address concerns from some in the restaurant and tourism industries. Meanwhile, the Blanding, Utah, City Council just voted to ask voters in November whether to allow beer and wine sales within city limits.