LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to prevent a scheduled rise in Michigan's blood-alcohol content limit for drivers.
The legislation signed Thursday will keep the legal limit for drivers' blood-alcohol content at 0.08 percent. The limit was set to revert back to 0.10 percent in October because of a sunset provision in current state law.
Snyder says in a statement that it sends the message that "Michigan is serious about stopping drinking and driving" and helping law enforcement protect public safety.
Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue says research shows that deaths caused by alcohol related-crashes have dropped about 90 percent because of strict drunken driving laws.