House Sends Drunken-Driving Bill to the Governor

By  | 

Denver (AP) A bill giving the state more flexibility to gather evidence from drunken drivers is on its way to Governor Ritter for his signature.

The Senate Bill passed the House Wednesday, 51-to-14.

Representative Jim Riesberg, a Democrat from Greeley, says a loophole allows someone suspected of driving under the influence to choose either a blood alcohol test or a breathalyzer test.

If a test is not administered within two hours after the arrest, law enforcement does not have the proper evidence for a conviction.

The bill passed Wednesday still allows a driver to choose tests, but authorities could administer the other test if the suspect's preferred test can't be administered because of unforeseen circumstances.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus