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In Their Own Words: DUI redefined

Published February 18, 2014 9:20 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

According to the bill text, HB303 would change "being under the influence" of drugs and alcohol to "being impaired to the slightest degree" by alcohol or another substance.

The bill's sponsor, Utah state Rep. Lee Perry, R-Perry, has worked for the Utah Highway Patrol for more than two decades and says the bill would close a loophole in current law defining what driving under the influence means.

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