FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2016
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Senate Public Safety Committee Approves Drugged Driving Legislation
Mother of Sacramento Victim Testifies in Support of Huff Measure
SACRAMENTO: Legislation designed to crack down on the growing problem of drugged drivers on California roads passed a key policy test in the Senate Public Safety Committee and will move forward in the legislative process. SB 1462, authored by Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas), will allow law enforcement officers to use roadside oral swab drug screening tests when there is probable cause that a driver is impaired and the driver has failed sobriety field tests.
“The fact is that we have sadly become a self-medicating careless culture,” said Senator Huff. “People think as long as they are not drunk behind the wheel, they can avoid scrutiny because we lack the same roadside deterrents to detect drugs, like we do alcohol. It is incumbent upon us to help law enforcement attain every tool necessary to get drug abusers off the road before more families are forever crushed by life-altering tragedy.” Continue reading