A national restaurant association is continuing an ad campaign warning potential tourists — in Nevada this time — that because of Utah's new toughest-in-the-nation drunken driving law, people going there on vacation, may leave on probation.
The American Beverage Institute (ABI) bought a full-page with that warning, which will appear Wednesday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It bought a similar ad previously in Idaho, and plans them in other states that provides tourists to Utah.
The newly passed HB155 would make Utah the first state to lower to blood-alcohol content (BAC) to be considered legally drunk while driving from 0.08 to 0.05. It does not take effect until Dec. 30, 2018 — 19 months from now.