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Senator throws back a couple of drinks before 8 am presentation to emphasize point


A Utah senator had two mimosas after breakfast at the state capitol in an effort to delay Utah’s .05 percent Blood-Alcohol law.

Senator Jim Dabakis consumed two of the breakfast-like adult beverages to prove what he claims is a point that having a .05 BAC is still well within the realm of self-control for the average person.

“So my entire presentation has been at .05,” he told the Senate Transportation, Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Standing Committee. “You might say, ‘Well, that’s evidence of why we want the law. Look at him.’ I’m at .05, and I feel perfectly fine.”

The Salt Lake City democrat then pushed his own bill, SB210, which would delay Utah’s law at limiting the driving BAC to .05 percent (scheduled to activate near the end of the year) until three other states pass the law.

“It doesn’t make sense. It puts Utah in a very bad light. We ought not be leading the way on this issue,” Dabakis said.

According to KSL, the senator did not drive, but was brought to work by an intern.

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