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DUI Patrols are Out, Fines Have Doubled


HELENA – The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and its law enforcement partners are reminding the public that minimum fines for driving under the influence (DUI) convictions doubled in 2015. The penalty for a first offense DUI is now $600 to $1,000 and up to six months of jail time. Additional fees, mandatory treatment, driver’s license reinstatement and other costs can total up to $10,000.

“If you choose to drive after drinking, you are risking a high-cost increase in your holiday spending, not to mention the safety of yourself and others,” said Mike Tooley, Director of M...

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