Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to prevent a scheduled rise in the state's blood-alcohol content limit for drivers.
The legislation, signed Thursday, will keep the legal limit for drivers' blood-alcohol content at 0.08 percent. The liit was set to revert back to 0.10 percent in October because of a sunset provision in current law.
Snyder says in a statement that it sends the message that "Michigan is serious about stopping drinking and driving" and helping law enforcement protect public safety.
Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue says research shows that deaths caused by alcohol related-crashes have dropped about 90 percent because of strick drunken driving laws.
The legislation was strongly supported by groups like M.A.D.D.