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    Wyoming man first to be arrested under Utah’s new DUI threshold

    In 2019, the state of Utah implemented a new legal limit for drinking and driving.

    The penalty used to penalize drivers with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or higher. The new rules penalize drivers with a BAC of 0.05 or higher.

    The first to be arrested under the new threshold was a Wyoming man, not identified, who was arrested on Tuesday morning. An initial BAC test showed the man to be slightly above a 0.08, but a test later that is admissible in court showed that he measured at .059.

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    According to an Associated Press report, Utah’s new BAC threshold is the lowest in the United States.

    Critics say it penalizes drivers, supporters say it’s a public safety measure.

     

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