Sobriety Testing Bill Passes Senate Panel
(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.