Senate committee approves DUI bill

Cheyenne, WY – A senate committee gave unanimous approval to a bill that would make it a felony after driving under the influence three times in seven years.

Currently it is a felony if there are four convictions in five years.

Prosecutors and members of law enforcement told the committee that while they are getting a handle on DUI's, they still see increased numbers. The head of the highway patrol, Sam Powell says it's an issue that does not go away.

Powell adds that a no-nonsense approach to the issue will help improve the state's drinking and driving rates.