Driving while intoxicated may take on a new meaning and one Spokane man think it's a step in the right direction.
Dennis Mitchell's son was killed years ago by an impaired driver while he was outside playing in North Spokane.
"That totally changed my life forever," he said. "For a long time�I was constantly asking, 'Why God? Why did you do this to my baby?'"
For years, Mitchell's been a motivation speaker. He�enjoys sharing his story to people all around the�country�in hopes of inspiring others to think before they get behind the wheel.
"Nothing is greater than the loss of life you know, how would they feel if they got behind the wheel or someone else got behind the wheel and killed their son, their daughter, their sibling, their family member," he said.
Mitchell's pleased the�federal government wants to lower the legal limit from .08 to .05. Research shows the lower level would save hundreds of lives a year.
"The ultimate goal of course is .00 but�I think it's totally awesome that they are making progress," Mitchell said.
The federal government can only recommend that a each state make the change.