Kozak Calls For Tougher DUI Laws
Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak says Wyoming's current DUI laws are lax to the point of being "ridiculous".
The chief says one problem is the deferment handed down to first time offenders. Kozak says that sentence allows "people to drive drunk until they get caught, and then it doesn't even count". Kozak says the state needs to criminalize driving while impaired, adding he favors lowering the legal limit for intoxication to a blood alcohol content of 0.05%. Kozak says that motorists operating a vehicle with a BAC of 0.05% are impaired :"there is no doubt about it".
As for those who say the O.05% legal limit would criminalize social drinking Kozak says there is a simple solution, "if you've been drinking, don't drive". The chief says Wyoming "needs to get serious about drunk driving because people are being killed".