(BOISE, ID) – A bill requiring twice-daily breathalyzer tests for some people on probation has passed a Senate panel. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Luke Malek of Coeur d’Alene gives counties the option to put breathalyzer testing units in police stations and courthouses. Probationers for alcohol-related crimes would then be required to prove their sobriety at least twice a day if ordered by a judge. Proponents say it encourages personal accountability and gives judges more flexibility to allow people to keep their driver’s licenses as long as they stay sober.
Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com