After several recent failures over the past years, a constant effort to create a felony drunken-driving charge in Colorado is finally on its way to becoming law.
But House Bill will come with a huge price tag that will only further increase in the upcoming years, which would impact future legislative priorities, warns a key budget lawmaker.
This bill would create a felony for drivers who are charged with DUI for the fourth time. Current law counts a DUI as a crime, regardless of how many offenses a driver commits.
“We are finally sending a signal to taxpayers and victims of DUI that we’re finally taking DUI extremely in Colorado,” said Rep. Lori Saine, R-Dacono, a bill supporter.