VPR Evening News April 24, 2008

Here are tonight’s top stories: The Vermont House has approved legislation that backers hope will reduce drunken driving in Vermont; A quick-fix road repair program that Governor Jim Douglas called "Operation Smooth Ride" has run into some bumps in the Legislature; Governor Jim Douglas says Vermonters could pay higher electric rates because of a bill that requires Vermont Yankee to show it has enough money to decommission the plant; A bird’s eye view of the Governor’s weekly press conference…  

Key committee chairman mulls lowering limit for DUI

The chairman of the Judiciary Committee in the Vermont House says he’d like lawmakers to consider lowering the threshold at which a driver is drunk behind the wheel from a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent to a lowest-in-the-nation .05.