Passing committee, House Bill 4548 would extend, for five more years—until October 1, 2023—the provision within the Michigan Vehicle Code establishing 0.08 BAC as the per se level for drunk driving. On October 1, 2018, the 0.08 BAC per se level is scheduled to revert to 0.10 BAC. Under the state’s per se statute (or presumptive level for determining if a person is guilty of drunk driving), a person with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent is considered to be operating while intoxicated and is guilty of drunk driving.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles