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Montana drinking and driving culture at crossroads

 

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Montana drinking and driving culture at crossroads

MATT GOURAS

Associated Press Writer

HELENA — Montana has long had a reputation as a place where you could crack open a beer while driving down the interstate just about as fast as you liked.

Until 2005, when the state came under heavy duress from the federal government, it was legal to drink and drive in many places. And a few years before that there wasn't even a speed limit on major highways and in rural areas.

But spurred by the high-profile death of a highway patrolman at the hands of an intoxicated driver, Montana's Old West dri...



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