Governor Wants To Take Small Steps In Dealing With DUI's

Cheyenne, Wy – Law enforcement officers who get drunk drivers off the roads and highways are being honored by the state. Governor Dave Freudenthal is hoping that the publicity officers receive for their enforcement could work as a deterrent. But some worry that even if officers make arrests, Prosecutors don't have the tools to handle repeat offenders. This year, Legislators defeated a bill that would have made a third D-U-I in a specific time period a felony. Governor Freudenthal supported that bill, but he thinks calls for other enhanced D-U-I legislation might be going to far.
Freudenthal is hopeful that making a third D-U-I a felony will have better luck next year and he also supports Graduated Drivers License legislation. But he worries that trying a package of bills might backfire.