Lawmaker promotes plan to lower the NY's legal blood-alcohol limit

01.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has announced the reintroduction of his bill to change the threshold from .08 to .05.

All states have 0.08 thresholds, but Ortiz cited a recent report, which concluded that lowering the limit to .05 could save thousands of lives now lost to drunken driving.

The measure hasn't been scheduled for a vote.