Montana Highway Patrol http://mtpr.org en On 2013 Highways: alcohol-related deaths down, pedestrian deaths way up http://mtpr.org/post/2013-highways-alcohol-related-deaths-down-pedestrian-deaths-way <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Montana Highway Patrol says highway deaths in 2013 increased by 10 percent over 2012 totals, but it’s the statistics within that higher figure which are puzzling troopers.</span></p><p>Vehicle-related deaths on Montana’s roadways, both urban and rural, totaled 224 in 2013—compared with 204 in 2012. Regional Commander for the eastern part of the state, James Moody, said Montana typically has somewhere around 200 highway deaths a year.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:07:55 +0000 Dan Boyce 13097 at http://mtpr.org On 2013 Highways: alcohol-related deaths down, pedestrian deaths way up Immigration group sues Montana Highway Patrol http://mtpr.org/post/immigration-group-sues-montana-highway-patrol <p>A group focused on the rights of immigrants in the state is suing the Montana Highway Patrol alleging racial discrimination.</p><p>The Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance claims the highway patrol has in place a policy of checking the immigration status of Latino drivers during routine traffic stops.</p><p>Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce tells us the group believes the practice is unconstitutional. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 03:46:47 +0000 Dan Boyce 9798 at http://mtpr.org