Mead signs off on tougher DUI measure

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The governor has signed off on a major change to Wyoming's driving under the influence law. Under the new measure, drivers suspected of DUI will no longer be permitted to refuse to take a blood alcohol test.

Primary sponsor Keith Gingery of Jackson says it's the final step in toughening Wyoming's DUI law. "You know we've done some baby steps in the last few years, I think this is a major step today to finally have the point where we are going to deal with this major issue," he said. "In some communities we had up to 75% of people refusing to take a test on a second or subsequent offense. I think this will make a big impact."

Gingery says he hopes the new law will go a long way toward saving lives and keeping impaired drivers off the roads.