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Montoya’s repeat DWI bill faces uncertain future

The San Juan County state representative carrying a bill in the current legislative session that would increase penalties for repeat drunken driving offenses said it may be struck down before it reaches the governor’s desk. Local officials say the proposed law would help in San Juan County.


Rep. Rod Montoya, R-Farmington, introduced House Bill 355 during the current legislative session. It would increase felony convictions and jail time for drunken drivers. A conviction also would include a mandatory 30 days in jail or a treatment program.

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