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24/7 Sobriety Program Still in Effect

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We have an update to a story we've been following for more than a month.

Back on February 12th, a judge in Lincoln County struck down the 24/7 Sobriety Program.

There was concern that it would affect other counties.

According to the Attorney General's office that ruling right now only applies to that one county, not to the entire state.

The judge in Lincoln said the law is unconstitutional because it requires a drunk driving suspect with a prior DUI to take and pay for breathalyzer tests.

That's making a suspect pay a penalty before a new conviction.

On Thursday, we spoke to the presiding judge in Yellowstone County, Mary Jane Knisely, she says it's business as usual and the court still uses the 24/7 Sobriety Program.