The National Transportation Safety Board is proposing lowering the bar for driving under the influence of alcohol. The N-T-S-B is proposing reducing the blood alcohol content limits from point-zero-eight percent to point-zero-five.
Lieutenant Ann Ralston of the Ohio Highway Patrol tells AkronNewsNow.com only time will tell if Ohio would consider lowering its blood alcohol limit. " This is only a recommendation from the NTSB, and there's nothing pending here in the state of Ohio right now regarding limits for alcohol, drugs, or any change in the current Ohio law."
Ralston says state troopers already have the discretion to charge someone with DUI if they act impaired, even if their blood alcohol level is under .08.
Ralston says if the state legislature approves lowering the blood alcohol content limit, " If that's what happens down the road, and that's the decision our state legislature makes, certainly as a law enforcement agency that's something we will enforce."
. She says the Patrol's primary mission is to save lives.