WPR News
9:03 am
Thu February 22, 2007

Open Container Ban Will Finally Become Law

Cheyenne, WY – After several years and many, many votes, it appears a bill banning so-called open containers will finally become law. The house easily approved the bill during final debate on the measure. Drivers and passengers will no longer be allowed to have open containers of alcohol in vehicles. The exception will be limos or recreation vehicles with a professional driver. Senator Tony Ross says it has been a long time in coming. He says if it saves one life it will be worth it. Representative Dave Edwards says the measure has been needed on Wyoming for a long time and he hopes it takes a step toward changing a culture of drinking and driving in the state.