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Blood alcohol content level could be lowered

Guam - The National Transportation Safety Board has made a recommendation that all 50 states lower the legal blood alcohol limit from 0.08 to 0.05.  According to national media reports, the recommendation is part of an initiative to eliminate drunk driving.  The NTSB believes lowering the blood alcohol content would save between 500 and 800 lives each year.  The Guam Police Department said it would enforce whatever the law states is the legal blood alcohol level not stating an opinion on the recommendation to lower it to .05.  GPD also referred our inquiries to oversight chair Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz, who did not respond to calls or e-mails about the matter.

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