Drunk Drivers Targeted By Stiffer Sentences

Jul 4, 2012

A new drunk driving law will target repeat driving under the influence offenders in Wyoming. The new law extends the maximum jail sentence to seven years for anyone convicted of drunk driving four or more times.

The previous sentence was only two years.

Representative Sam Krone of Cody sponsored the bill. He says, the longer sentence will allow repeat offenders to undergo comprehensive treatment.

“It provides for courts to order longer, more intensive treatment that often times couldn’t be ordered previously because of that two-year limitation,” Krone says.

Krone adds that previously, chronic offenders would often spend just a few months in jail. He says that with the longer sentence, the state’s most dangerous drivers will be off the road for a longer period of time.