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Former policeman sentenced in drunk driving accident

Drunk drivers are a continuing danger on Montana's roads. In addition to imposing criminal penalties, Montana law permits those injured in a drunk driving accident to bring a civil lawsuit against the drunk driver. A recent sentencing arising from such a car accident serves as a reminder.

Federal agency takes the keys from drunk truck drivers

Truckers driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are a deadly menace on Montana roads and throughout the nation. Late in June, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which enforces federal trucking regulations, announced it had taken 287 commercial truck and bus drivers off the road in its annual enforcement sweep, conducted in April and May of this year. Enforcement actions were also brought against 128 of the companies that employed the drivers.

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