Legislation changing the state's drunk driving laws suffers a setback.
Missy Shelton has more on this story from Jefferson City.
The same committee that approved a tough drunk driving bill earlier this year, reversed itself Monday.
The House Civil Law committee adopted a substitute bill that doesn't toughen penalties for driving with excessive blood alcohol levels or open containers.
Springfield representative Craig Hosmer who chairs the committee says without those provisions, the state loses federal money.
Hosmer says he's disappointed with the committee's actions.
But he says he's not giving up hope.
The watered down drunk driving legislation now moves to the House for debate with less than two weeks remaining in the legislative session.