Slate of DUI bills hit Montana Legislature


HELENA — Lawmakers aiming to crack down on drunk driving made it clear Wednesday that the state's relatively lax laws on driving drunk very likely could get a makeover over the next several months.

The spotlight on repeat drunk driving has intensified over the past couple of years following some high-profile deaths and a promise from policymakers to do something about it.

House and Senate committees meeting Wednesday and Thursday were looking over 17 proposals that included everything from tougher penalties to more treatment.

But lawmakers will be forced to weigh the cost of some of th...

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