The limit for noncommercial drivers would remain 0.08. But the council also seeks to make life more difficult for anyone who drives over the legal limit.
A driver convicted of driving under the influence would be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and 180 days in jail. Currently, a first-time offender can face up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail.
Someone arrested with a 0.20 blood alcohol level would be required to spend at least 10 days in jail, twice the current mandatory minimum. Drunk drivers arrested with a minor in the vehicle would face a five-day minimum sentence.
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