24/7 Program Gets Closer To Passing
The Montana Legislature has sent Governor Brian Schweitzer its top drunk driving crackdown proposal. Attorney General Steve Bullock has been advocating for what is billed as the 24/7 Program. Bullock says the program has proven successful, in a pilot project, in keeping repeat offenders sober. If signed into law, the measure would require stringent testing of repeat DUI offenders. The program would require repeat offenders to undergo twice daily tests or wear an alcohol detecting bracelet at their own expense. Attorney General Bullock says this would be a good program to have in the State.
Bullock says under a test program in Helena 99% percent of tests came back clean. However, 7 of the 109 participants failed tests more than 5 times.