Not since prohibition has the consumption of alcohol in this country drawn this much fire. That after word that the National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all 50 states lower the legal limit for driver’s blood alcohol content to .05 percent, down from .08 percent.
“You’ve got to be kidding,” says Stanford’s main man Craig Glazer. “That would be devastating. I mean, it’s bad enough at .08.”
“I did those tests where you take two drinks in a short period, then wait 20 minutes and they test your blood alcohol level,” Glazer says. “One time I came in at .04 and the second at .06. But here’s the thing, I could have gone out and flown an airplane – I wasn’t even mildly affected – but some of the girls who had the two drinks registered .07 and .08. This was when the limit was 0.1.”
The consequences of going to .05 would be epic, Glazer says.
“It will destroy the entertainment industry because police are going to have a filed day with this,” Glazer says. “Because almost anybody that’s out that has had a cocktail or two is going to be .05. It just means you’re going to see pretty empty streets in America after 9 p.m.
“It’s a close as you can get to just banning alcohol. And in the end, what are we reacting to. Are there really that many drunk driving accidents?”
Who this attacks is Joe Public who’s a good guy and has three beers and he’s leaving his kid’s high school graduation ceremony,” Glazer says. “Now he’s got a DUI. And 99.999 percent of the people who register .05 won’t have a car wreck.”
To Glazer’s thinking, it’s a revenue-producing scam by the government.
“Remember, DUIs cost the average person between $5,000 and $15,000,” Glazer says. “And the government likes it because the court gets to keep most of that money.”
“if they pull this stunt, they’re taking the largest step towards taking people’s freedom away,” Glazer says. “It’s just ridiculous. It’s not about impaired driving, it’s about control by the government. It’s just one more step towards computers and 1,500 television channels keeping everybody at home. It’s another step towards keeping people imprisoned in their own homes.”