DUI Proposal Part 2


One Ohio lawmaker wants blood samples collected by EMTs at DUI stops to hold up in court, but many believe this will create an unintended loophole and take EMTs out of service for extended periods of time to testify in DUI court cases. This law, should it pass, would only affect repeat offenders (those who have been convicted of more than one drunk driving offense) and lawmakers say that it would encourage them to take breathalyzer tests. Attorney Brad Koffel was featured on this broadcast. He said that there is no hard evidence to indicate that this law would result in more arrests and a decrease in the number of repeat DUI offenders. The Senator responsible for drafting this legislation clarified that the law would not require EMTs to draw blood for DUI samples, but rather would simply allow them to do so and have that evidence stand up in court.