Enterprise-Record: Liam’s Law wants .05 limit for California drivers


Since the last major change to the state’s drunk-driving standard, in 1990, many Californians have developed at least a foggy sense of how much alcohol they can consume without risking a DUI — or worse.

If a new bill is approved, drinkers might have to change their habits.

That’s the hope, anyway, of Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Marina del Rey. This week, she introduced a bill  that would lower the threshold for driving under the influence to .05 percent blood-alcohol content from the current .08 percent.

The bill, AB 1713, is called Liam’s Law in honor of a 15-month-old boy who in 2016 was struck and killed by a drunk driver as his 15-year-old aunt pushed his stroller across a Hawthorne street. Liam’s parents, former mixed martial arts fighter Marcus Kowal and his wife Mishel Eder, have crusaded for a lower legal alcohol limit as one way to reduce alcohol-related traffic deaths in California.

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