Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation have approved legislation to tax alcoholic beverages sold in the tribe's casinos.
The 3.25 percent tax is expected to raise $73,000 a year. The revenue would go into a fund administered by the tribe's Division of Public Safety to combat drunken driving on the reservation.
Tribal officials say the tax is directed on retailers and distributors, but consumers are responsible for paying it.
People legally can buy alcohol and drink it only in tribal casinos and at a tribal marina at Lake Powell in Page.