Bill would create felony charges for driving under the influence

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300Lawmakers are considering House Bill 1036, a bill that would create a felony DUI provision in state law.  Colorado is one of 4 states that do not have a felony DUI law, meaning repeat drunk drivers continue to be charged with misdemeanors, no matter how many times they are arrested.  Mothers Against Drunk Drivers is pushing for passage of the measure, which has already been passed by the House, and is awaiting approval in the Senate.  It would make drunk driving a felony on the third offense in seven years, or fourth offense in a lifetime.  MADD has written a letter to Senate President Morgan Carrol, urging him and his Senate colleagues to pass the bill.