“24/7″ Program Gets Closer To Passage
The "24/7" Sobriety Program, bill passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday morning. The program would require repeat drunk drivers to undergo twice-daily breath tests at their own expense, as part of getting bail. Attorney General Steve Bullock says the program helps repeat drunk drivers to sober up, and doesn't cost the State anything.
Sheriff Leo Dutton says the program was tested in Lewis and Clark County, and was an unqualified success.
A number of DUI reform proposals are working through the Legislature, after several high profile deaths have put the State's dangerous highways in the spotlight.