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VOL. 123 | NO. 90 | Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Bill Would Eliminate Time Limits for DUI Test

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would remove limits on how much time authorities have to give drunken driving tests following a traffic stop is headed to the governor for his consideration.

The House passed the measure 86-4 on Tuesday. The companion bill was approved unanimously by the Senate in February.

Sponsors say the legislation is needed because officers in rural areas can have a hard time getting the tests done within the current two-hour time limit.

Gov. Phil Bredesen could not be immediately reached for comment about whether he will sign the bill.

Read HB2597 on the General Assembly's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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