Thu May 16, 2013
Tennessee State House Representative Will Push For Lower DUI Threshold
This week, the National Transportation and Safety Board recommended that states lower the DUI threshold from point 0.08 to 0.05. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that that’s a standard for more than a hundred countries and next year, State Representative Jeremy Faison of Cosby says he’ll file legislation to lower the legal standard in Tennessee to 0.05. Faison is vice chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee and says Tennessee was among the last states to lower the DUI standard from 0.1 to 0.08.