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Florida lawyer sparks debate about rights at DUI checkpoints

Miami police officer Luis Ortiz looks at a driver's license he requested from a motorist during a drunk-driving checkpoint in Miami.

Every driver needs to be held to the same standard when it comes to driving after drinking alcohol. The letter suggesting lowering Nebraska’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) law from 0.08 to 0.05 percent ("Nebraska needs 0.05 BAC law," Aug. 26) is something everyone needs to read and consider.

The BAC law for every commercial driver in the state of Nebraska is 0.04. Why is it that they are held to a higher standard than everyone else? We all drive on the same road together. Is it because of the size of a semi?

What type of vehicle you drive should not determine what your BAC level can be while operating that specific vehicle after you have been drinking alcohol. If the state of Nebraska would lower the BAC law from 0.08 to 0.05, it would save lives from alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities.

Michaela Majerus, Milford

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