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Breaking news: Schweitzer signs top drunken-driving bill

 


HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer is signing the Legislature's top measure aimed at cracking down on drunken driving.

The so-called "24/7" program was overwhelming endorsed by lawmakers and was backed by Attorney General Steve Bullock.

The program requires repeat DUI offenders to take a breath test twice a day, every day, at their own expense from the time of arrest until their sentence is completed. Supporters say it has proved successful in keeping repeat offenders sober during a pilot project, and costs taxpayers nothing since the offenders pay for the tests.

The lawmakers spent a lot...



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