'Weird Utah' is kicking in again. Governor Herbert told reporters last week that the 0.05 percent blood alcohol limit won't be repealed or delayed.
Governor, Legislature, we get it--you do not drink. But why your death wish for our biggest growth industry--tourist? Wasn't driving away Outdoor Retailers and their $45 million dollars enough? One glass of wine with dinner can make a criminal out of a 125-pound woman. This is a 'moral' message with no scientific evidence to show it will help on public safety issues--quite the contrary. On the downside, Utah's 0.05%, first in the nation non-DUI-DUI, will cost many, many Utah jobs as tourists and conventioneers quietly make other choices. It will also wreak havoc on the lives of numerous innocent Utahns--turning them into criminals. Doubling their insurance rates and costing them jobs and security interests. Sadly, 'Weird Utah' prevails.