Wyoming Alcohol and Crime Briefs
In 2014, Wyoming passed the 24/7 Sobriety Program Act to create a 24/7 sobriety-monitoring program, however it required the Attorney General to develop the guidelines for enforcement. The Attorney General recently completed them allowing for implementation. Each county sheriff will decide if he or she wishes to work with the 24 /7 program in that particular county.
- Wyoming could follow in the footsteps of the South Dakota 24/7 Program. Officials are taking the preliminary steps and are in talks with cities and counties interested in being part of a pilot program. See DUI Program Could Save Wyoming Big Bucks for more information.
- Courtesy of a grant through the Wyoming Department of Transportation, the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police conducted a three-year study on alcohol misuse and crime in ten jurisdictions and involving over 30,000 arrestees. They found that 69 percent of all crimes involved alcohol misuse, and that the percentage of crimes involving alcohol misuse was trending upward. Read the report »
- The legislature passed a law requiring interlocks for first DUI offenders with BACs of .15 or higher and for repeat offenders.