Tests Used for Driver Impairment on Something Other than Alcohol


The methods law enforcement officers have to test for driver impairment have changed with the increasing number of people driving high from something other than alcohol.

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Ross County Sheriff George Lavender says the breathalyzer doesn't work on anything other than alcohol. He says that makes testing more challenging, but not impossible.

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A urine test can be taken at the law complex, but blood test for drugs need to be done at the hospital.

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A motorist driver's license can be revoked for refusing to submit to drug testing on a suspected driver impairment, which is easy for officers to identify - but must be followed up by testing.

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Law enforcement officials are urging motorists never to drive impaired, with that being a frequent citation issued over the year-end holidays.

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Listen to our interview with Ross County Sheriff George Lavender and Chief Deputy T.J. Hollis in our podcast link below....


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