DUI Legislation Front And Center In Helena
The house approved legislation aimed at monitoring people convicted of driving under the influence, or refusing to submit to a blood or breath test. Representative Mike Menahan's bill would allow judges to require them to participate in a sobriety program, or to only drive vehicles with an ignition interlock device, after a second or third offense. The dashboard mounted device checks the drivers breath alcohol level, before the engine can start. For each time a driver fails the breath test on the device he or she is fined. Menahan says the device has worked favorably in other places.