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We’ll all drink to that

The Montana House of Representatives passed a tough drunk-driving bill to combat the state’s high DUI rate, but it came over the objection of Rep. Alan Hale (and later, Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy).
Hale, who owns a bar in Basin, Mont., complained that tough DUI laws “are destroying small businesses” and “destroying a way of life that has been in Montana for years and years.”
Until 2005, drinking while driving was common and legal outside of towns as long as the driver wasn’t drunk.
Furthermore, Hale said, people need to drive home after they drink.
“They are not ...


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