24/7 Program Passes
Governor Brian Schweitzer has signed the legislature's top measure aimed at cracking down on drunken driving. The "24/7" program was overwhelmingly endorsed by lawmakers, before they adjourned, and had the strong backing of Attorney General Steve Bullock. Bullock says the pilot project has proven successful in keeping repeat offenders sober. Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito says it will make a big difference, by intervening earlier with repeat DUI offenders.
Another DUI measure that cleared the legislature and has been signed by the governor, makes it easier for police to get a warrant for blood tests on repeat offenders refusing a breath test