New DUI law


Transcript: 08/09/2017: KXRM (FOX) a new d-u-i law was passed by colorado lawmakers earlier this year, and went into effect today. fox21’s samantha marks joins us now, with more on this new law. samantha? samantha?scott, this new law now requires anyone convicted of a felony d-u-i to spend time behind bars. before today, the law had somewhat of a loophole in it… allowing some people to avoid being locked up, while others receive some lengthy sentences. .. the new law now requires felony drunken drivers to serve 90 to 180 days in jail, if a judge decides to give them probation.if a work release program is available, and is part of the driver’s sentence… that person is required to serve 120 days to 2 years in prison. in 20-15, a colorado law stated that a person’s fourth d-u-i felony, and any and all subsequent d- u-i’s, would be classified as a felony.we spoke with jeanie highline, whose husband was an officer at u-c-c-s… and was driving home on his motorcycle one day…. when he was rear-ended and killed instantly by a repeat offending drunk driver. she says she sees this new law as a good thing, and before today, she didn’t think the felony d-u-i laws were strong enough. “i kinda like the fact that it’s got a little bit more teeth to it, because as much as we don’t like it, there is a social and even legal acceptance of drinking and driving still. despite all the stigma, despite all the statistics, and despite all the crashes that happen. coming up at 9 and 10, we will hear reaction from the father of micheal finley,whose son was killed just weeks before his graduation, back in april. …