Tougher DUI Sentences Proposed
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Repeat drunken drivers would face more time in prison under a proposal gaining support at the state Capitol.
People convicted of drunken driving for the fourth time in 10 years — in Wyoming or elsewhere — would be sentenced to up to seven years in prisons. They would also face a $10,000 fine.
House Bill 88 is set to be considered by the full Senate after getting the backing of the Judiciary Committee on Monday.
It's already passed the House.
The bill is sponsored by Rep. Sam Krone, a Republican from Cody. He says the bill would also create a longer probationary period so offenders could get treatment.
Last year, 28 people in Wyoming were sentenced for driving under the influence at least four times.