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Legislators consider drunken boating limits

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DES MOINES (KWWL)-- The Iowa Legislature is working on tougher measures for boaters on lakes and rivers.

On Wednesday, the Senate approved a measure that would put the same blood alcohol restrictions on boat operators as motor vehicles.

Right now, it's .10, but would change to .08 if passed.  It now goes to the House.

Backers say three out of five boating fatalities in 2010 involved alcohol.

 

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