A Republican state lawmaker who was pulled over last week for drunken driving is denying that she used her status as a lawmaker to get a free pass. But some unsatisfied Colorado lawmakers now want to take a closer look at the legislative immunity provision police say prevented them from arresting her. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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