Cheyenne, Wy – Penalties for drinking and driving may get tougher soon. The state house gave initial approval to a bill that is less lenient on repeat drunk drivers. The proposal would mean three convictions of driving under the influence in seven years would be a felony. Currently a driver has to have four convictions in five years.
Representative Beckett Hinckley has spearheaded this effort for a couple years now and thinks it is critical to resolve.
Hinckley says it is his opinion Wyoming should make it a felony to have three D-U-I convictions in a lifetime. He is a prosecuting attorney and says he sees truckloads of repeat offenders.