Our View: New DUI tools make Montana safer
The Montana Legislature earlier this year passed a law that will save lives, and it got its first chance to do just that in Hill County two weeks ago.
The law allows police to get a search warrant to obtain a blood sample from suspected drunken drivers. The blood can be tested to determine if the driver is over .08 percent blood alcohol content, If so, the driver violates the state's drunken driving laws and can be charged.
The first case in Hill County involved a driver who had already had 10 — yes, 10 — drunken driving convictions. The driver was involved in a mid-afternoon accident...