House Moves to Crack Down on Drunk Drivers

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House has voted to toughen up the state's drinking and driving law. Last year the legislature made a DUI Felony Law for people who had four convictions in five years. The bill the House approved Monday would make it a felony if someone is convicted three times in seven years. Representative Beckett Hinckley says this makes a statement that the state is not going to tolerate this kind of behavior anymore by attaching a felony charge to these types of violations. He says people can reform themselves if they want to, but if they don't they should have to face the prospect of losing voting rights, gun rights, and other penalties that come with a felony record. House Bill 183 passed 49 to nine it now heads to the Senate. The legislature will not consider an open containers bill this year.