VOL. 123 | NO. 90 | Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Bill Would Eliminate Time Limits for DUI Test
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
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