Still Drinking Still Driving

“A new Colorado law that was supposed to crack down on repeat drunken drivers hasn’t stemmed one of the state’s grimmest statistics: The number of people who die each year in alcohol-related crashes has risen five of the past six years. We set out to find out how that law, which was passed in 2015 and slapped anyone with three prior DUI convictions with a felony, was actually working. Was it putting people in prison, as its sponsors suggested? Was it making the state’s roads safer? An exhaustive examination of every single one of the 2,346 felony DUI cases that had been adjudicated in the state through 2018 and the heart-wrenching stories of people whose lives were shattered by drunk drivers revealed a that what was promised and what was delivered were two different things.”

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TV program by 9News.com (Colorado, USA, February 2019)

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