Wyoming lawmakers are considering re-writing the state’s DUI laws. In particular, they are debating penalties for drivers who refuse to submit to breathalyzer tests.
On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee discussed a bill that would strengthen Wyoming’s already-strict DUI law. Currently, drivers who refuse a breathalyzer test face driver’s license suspensions for six months. The proposed bill would change the punishment to up to six months in jail and a fine up to $750.
Many officials support a tougher law for DUI, but some committee members do not agree with such tough penalties for refusals. The committee hasn’t yet acted on the legislation, but discussions will resume Tuesday.