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INW: Montana Rep Backs DUI Driving

Representative Alan Hale, R-Boulder Valley, listens to instructions during the meeting of the House Natural Resources Committee in Helena, Mont. Bar owner Hale said in a speech on the House floor this week that DUI laws are harmful to small businesses. The Republican from Basin implied that people need to drive home after drinking at their local bars. Opponents say Hale's rambling speech is no laughing matter because it perpetuates the state's dangerous boozy culture. Story and video of Hale rant here. And: Missoulian story here. (AP Photo/The Independent Record, Eliza Wiley)

Question: Does Montana have a "dangerous boozy culture"?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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