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New legislation to lower legal alcohol limit for boaters

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A state lawmaker and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal plan to introduce legislation to lower the legal alcohol limit for boaters after wrecks on Lake Lanier have raised concerns about safety.

Republican house speaker David Ralston said he and deal want to lower the limit from .10 to .08, which is the legal limit for driving a car.

Ralston said the different limits for boats and cars represent a gap in Georgia's law that needs to be fixed.

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