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GRANITE COUNTY DUI TASK FORCE

Meets Quarterly

Dirk Sichveland

October 2024

Term Expires On:

MHP, Sgt. Dave Oliverson

Term Expires On:

Anna Belle Locke

May 2022

Term Expires On:

Scott Dunkerson

N/A

Term Expires On:

Blaine Bradshaw

N/A

Term Expires On:

DuWayne Ulrich

October 2024

Term Expires On:

Three Year Terms (Except for Elected Officials)

DUI task force is a multi-faceted coalition that invites participation from a cross-section of community representatives in order to maximize reach and effectiveness. Initial funding comes from driver license reinstatement fees. The task forces operate at the county level to reduce and prevent impaired driving, and may engage in a variety of activities. Effective DUI task forces are an important mechanism for decreasing the state's alcohol-related injury and fatality rates.

Meets First Tuesday of March, May, September & December at 1:00 p.m. in the District Courtroom

Chairperson: Granite County Sheriff, Scott Dunkerson

Granite County DUI Task Force Support Think Twice:

Think Twice wants to help patrons who are NOT visibly impaired understand their risk before driving. This breathalyzer education program is funded by the Granite County DUI Task Force to make it free for alcohol serving establishments in the county.

DUI Prevention Strategy

The concept is simple: breathalyzers are used by law enforcement to arrest people after they drive away from a bar or restaurant, so it makes sense to offer patrons an easy way to understand when they should not drive. To accomplish this goal, we promote a single-use breathalyzer that informs the user if they are within a range between 0.00% - 0.08% breath-alcohol-content (BAC). It’s important to note the device does NOT provide a specific BAC result above 0.08%. This feature allows patrons who are not apparently intoxicated to know when they should not drive without causing a legal issue for the business.

We suggest each breathalyzer be retailed for $2. and that is the most common interaction service teams will have with Think Twice.

The breathalyzers are made available for sale with signage approved by management like posters in restrooms, table tents, checkbook inserts, and bar coasters. All posters can be placed in frames with the objective to be a long-term Drink Responsibly campaign.

Participating Granite County Bars and Restaurants:

The White Front Bar, Philipsburg, MT
The Sunshine Station Tavern, Philipsburg MT
The Shield’s Canyon, Drummond, MT
Swede’s Bar, Drummond, MT

Think Twice is sponsored by the Montana Tavern Association and Revo Insurance Alliance to offer their best hospitality rates just for adding this free program.

DUI Task Force Plan Approval

DUI Task Force FY2022 Plan

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