November 13, 2008

Two Montana Drivers Get DUIs in Single Traffic Stop

According to an article in the Billings Gazette, a Montana Highway Patrol trooper nabbed two allegedly drunk drivers in one traffic stop. The trooper was investigating the driver when his passenger started to drive away. Both men admitted to drinking and failed sobriety tests. They were cited for DUI and taken to jail.

Research shows that individuals convicted of drunk driving for the first time have driven drunk more than 87 times before their first arrest. Alcohol ignition interlocks are proven to be an effective tool in the battle against drunk driving. Studies have shown ignition interlocks are an average of 64 percent effective in reducing repeat drunk driving offenses.

Contact your lawmakers and urge them to support ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers.

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