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Currently, a blood alcohol content level of .08 is considered drunk driving, but the NTSB wants to lower it to .05.

 

Lt. Chris Carney with the Bend Police Department appaulds the move.

 

"First, it sends a really great message of the importance of getting imparied drivers off the road.  We consistently have 17-thouand people die on roads from impaired drivers.  It's down to 10-thousand people dying from impaired drivers."

 

Lt. Carney thinks it's unlikely the blood alcohol content level will be lowered because of resistance from bar and restaurant owners who feel it would hurt business.

 

Thirty years ago, 20-thosuand people died on roads from drunk driving.  In recent years, that's been cut in half.

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.