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TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010, 12:50 P.M.

INW: Montana DUI Culture Under Fire

People are shown outside Red's Bar on a late Friday night in Missoula, Mont., earlier this month.  Montana has long been a state where you could crack open a beer and drive down the interstate just about as fast as you liked. Drinking and  driving  was legal until 2003, when it was changed only under heavy federal duress, and there was no specified speed limit on major highways. But spurred by the high-profile death last year of a highway patrolman at the hands of an intoxicated driver,  Montana's Old West drinking and  driving culture is in retreat. Story here. (AP Photo/Mike Albans)

Question: Do you miss the days that you could drive as fast as was "reasonable & prudent" in Montana?




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