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New Lower Drunken Driving Proposal

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The National Transportation Safety Board is trying to oust drunk driving by urging states to drop the current blood alcohol limit of .08 to .05.

The board says thousands are killed every year from drivers who haven't reached the legal standard for being drunk.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol often conducts checkpoints to locate drivers who are driving impaired. Although people might be worried more arrests will be made if the new limit becomes law, Sergeant Burd says the number of arrests would probably stay the same.

In the state of Ohio there are about 25,000 OVI arrests made by the highway patrol every year and about 50 every year at the Lima Post.

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