Bill may lower blood-alcohol limit for boaters - WRBL

Bill may lower blood-alcohol

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Anyone driving a water vessel in Georgia could face lower blood-alcohol limits under a proposal that has cleared the Georgia House of Representatives.

Senate Bill 136 would lower the current blood-alcohol limit from .10 percent to .08 percent. Anyone operating a motor vehicle on Georgia roads currently has a limit of .08 percent.

The act comes after high-profile deaths on Lake Lanier. Gov. Nathan Deal has said anyone who is too drunk to drive on the road is too drunk to drive on the water.

The proposal passed the House with little opposition, but because of some changes, it must go back to the Senate for further consideration.

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