Laramie, Wy – Since the state tightened up its drunken driving laws there has been a drop in the number of alcohol related deaths and accidents. The change to a point oh-eight blood alcohol content went into effect in the middle of 2002. In 2003 there was a five percent reduction in alcohol or drug related traffic deaths.
Colonel John Cox of the Wyoming Highway Patrol says there's also been an increase in D-U-I arrests.
Cox says that has contributed to the decrease in fatalities but he says more people are using seatbelts too.