Legislative changes to DUI law go into effect on Wednesday.


Changes in Mississippi's DUI law that are due go into effect on Wednesday are getting mixed reviews from some in the judicial system. The Mississippi Legislature drafted the new laws in 2013, with the stipulation that the changes would take effect this year. Legislators also made some changes during the 2014 session. According to a … Continue reading Legislative changes to DUI law go into effect on Wednesday.

How Mississippi Became Beer-Friendly


Oxford’s inaugural beer festival is a direct indication of the alcohol reformation taking place in Mississippi. Most of the beers provided at the festival this year were illegal in the state less than a year ago. The state had and still has some strict and odd regulations when it comes to alcohol. Yet, since being … Continue reading How Mississippi Became Beer-Friendly

Lawmakers expect legislation to lower blood-alcohol limit next session.


NTSB recommended Tuesday to lower the legal BAC limit from 0.08 to 0.05. State Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, said lawmakers will probably see preliminary legislation on the issue but nothing more. “I think we have good law enforcement and a stout law now,” Holland said. “But, when (the NTSB) suggests something we look at it. … Continue reading Lawmakers expect legislation to lower blood-alcohol limit next session.

DUI bill heads to Governor.


House Bill 481 passed the House and Senate on Tuesday. It says that when someone is convicted for a first offense DUI, the person's driver's license could be suspended for 90 days. Or, a judge could order a 30-day license suspension and require the person to use an ignition interlock device for six months. The … Continue reading DUI bill heads to Governor.

House sends Governor Bryant beer bill. Will he sign it?


As Lt. Governor, Bryant didn't support bill to increase alcohol content. A bill headed to the Mississippi governor would allow the sale of stronger beer in the state, including some craft beers that have been unavailable because of current regulations. Senate Bill 2878 would permit the amount of alcohol by weight in beer to be … Continue reading House sends Governor Bryant beer bill. Will he sign it?