WY Governor creates Council on Impaired Driving
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead recently signed an executive order creating the Council on Impaired Driving to combat impaired driving. The declaration was signed on the tenth anniversary of the tragic death of eight University of Wyoming students by another UW student who was driving while intoxicated. The council will continue work on advising the Governor and making recommendations to the State Legislature. In addition, Wyoming’s DUI laws have improved as legislators have worked to close loopholes for repeat offenders and have mandated ignition interlocks for some drivers. In 2011, legislators also made it illegal to refuse a blood-alcohol test. Governor Mead will soon appoint more members to this new council and he agrees that more work needs to be done to keep citizens safe.