Utah's governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism.
Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said he plans to approve the measure lowering the blood alcohol limit for most drivers to .05 percent from .08 percent. Herbert said the new measure will save lives.
Opponents had urged him to veto the bill, saying it would punish responsible drinkers and burnish Utah's reputation as a Mormon-majority state that's unfriendly for those who drink alcohol.
"People are going to try to say...