HIGHER STANDARDS: Supreme Court Rules On Drunk Driving Case

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The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that professional drivers should not be given any leeway when it comes to drunk driving.

The ruling stems from a case involving truck driver Brandon Watson, who lost his license after police found he had a 0.4 blood alcohol concentration during a traffic stop in 2010.

The limit for truckers in 0.4, but Watson argued the DOT should have subtracted the margin of error like they do for non-commercial drivers because that would have put him under the legal limit.

The ruling shows commercial drivers should be held to a higher standard.