Senate to Meet on Lowering Drunken Driving Limit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Senate would have to approve lowering the limit from 1.0 to .08 by July 15, or lose the chance at $3 million in federal aid.

Senate Majority Leader Mary Panzer says Republicans have received assurances from both Gov. Doyle and Minority Leader Jon Erpenbach that there are enough Democratic votes to pass the lower limit. The Assembly has already approved it.

The transportation department says the state could lose an additional $154 million dollars 2004 and 2008 if it continues to stay at 1.0